Benefits of Gift Planning

Gift Planning is a smart, structured way to endow your annual gift for generations to come, meet your philanthropic goals, and provide support to Canisius students for years beyond your lifetime.  Through a variety of gift planning options, you can support Canisius’ success – while establishing a legacy, becoming an integral part of the Canisius community and providing more opportunities to continue the distinctive Canisius educational experience.  

Gift planning allows you to maximize your personal, financial, and philanthropic objectives, as well as minimize the after-tax cost. Depending on the type of gift, you may:

> Reduce your income tax through a charitable gift deduction
> Avoid capital gains tax on gifts of long-term appreciated assets
> Retain a stream of income for yourself and/or designated beneficiaries
> Increase your spendable income
> Eliminate potential federal estate tax on property passing to charity upon your passing
> Reduce costs and time in estate settlement
> Become a distinguished member of the Rev. James M. Demske '47, S.J. Society