Through a variety of giving options, you can support Âé¶¹É«²¥ â€“ and become an integral part of the university community while providing more opportunities to continue our distinctive educational experience.
Ways to Give
Make your check payable to Âé¶¹É«²¥ and mail to:
Office of Institutional Advancement
4380 Main Street
Amherst, NY 14226-3592
Call the Office of Institutional Advancement at (716) 839-8212Â with your American Express, Visa, MasterCard or Discover Card.
A charitable bequest to support the Canavan Society is one of the easiest and most flexible ways that you can leave a gift to Âé¶¹É«²¥ that will make a lasting impact.
With the help of an attorney, you can include language in your will or trust specifying a gift to be made to family, friends or Âé¶¹É«²¥ as part of your estate plan, or you can make a bequest using a beneficiary designation form.
A bequest is generally a revocable gift, which means it can be changed or modified at any time. You can choose to designate that a bequest be used for a general or specific purpose so you have the peace of mind knowing that your gift will be used as intended. Bequests are exempt from federal estate taxes. If you have a taxable estate, the estate tax charitable deduction may offset or eliminate estate taxes, resulting in a larger inheritance for your heirs.Â
If you are considering making an outright bequest to Âé¶¹É«²¥, we recommend the following language:
I hereby give, devise and bequeath _________ and No/100 dollars ($DOLLARS) to Âé¶¹É«²¥, a nonprofit organization located at 4380 Main St., Amherst, NY, 14226, Federal Tax ID #16-0759798, for Âé¶¹É«²¥'s general use and purpose.
A gift of your life insurance policy is an excellent way to make a gift to Âé¶¹É«²¥. If you have a life insurance policy that has outlasted its original purpose, consider making a gift of your insurance policy to Âé¶¹É«²¥. For example, you may have purchased a policy to provide for minor children and they are now financially independent adults.
To make a gift of life insurance, please contact your life insurance provider, request a beneficiary designation form from the insurer and include Âé¶¹É«²¥ as the beneficiary of your policy.
Please let us know if you have already named us as a beneficiary of your life insurance policy. We would like to thank you and recognize you for your gift.
You can also designate Âé¶¹É«²¥ as a partial, full or contingent beneficiary of your life insurance policy. You will continue to own and can make use of the policy during your lifetime. Your estate may benefit from an estate tax charitable deduction.
Your deduction for the gift of life insurance will depend on whether the policy has increased in value above the premiums and whether the policy is paid up or there are remaining payments to be made.