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Charitable IRA Rollover Passed!
On December 19, the Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014, which includes the Charitable IRA Rollover provision, was signed into law. The Rollover provision is extended through December 31, 2014, and retroactively covers gifts made at any time in 2014. 

​To qualify for the tax exemption, you must be 70 1/2 years of age or older ​and your ​gift must be completed (postmarked) by December 31, 2014. ​We recommend you contact your IRA custodian ​immediately​. ​Please notify us after you instruct your custodian to send a Charitable IRA Rollover to Mills College by sending an email to​ ​​The Mills​ ​​College tax ID is 94-1156566.​

Gift should be sent to:
​Mills College
5000 MacArthur Blvd.
Oakland, CA 94613

We appreciate your ​generous support​.​ Best wishes to you in the new year​!​

Your planned gift
Your planned gift to Mills College is one way you can invest in what you love about Mills and create a legacy for future students.

Many donors discover that they can make a more substantial gift to Mills through deferred, or "planned," giving than they can during their lifetime. Including a bequest to Mills in your will or living trust creates a significant legacy and will help keep the College strong for future generations.

Another type of planned gift is a charitable life income gift in which you make a gift to Mills and receive income for life or for a term of years. The remainder of your gift will benefit Mills in the future. You may enjoy tax benefits for such contributions, enhancing your own financial situation even as you make a lasting contribution to Mills. A charitable gift annuity is one example of a life income gift.

Aurelia Henry Reinhardt Society
Planned gifts, and in particular bequests from the College's alumnae and friends, have been important to Mills' growth and longevity. By including Mills in your estate plan, either through a bequest intention or a charitable life income gift, you are eligible for membership in the Aurelia Henry Reinhardt Society, named for Mills' president between 1916 and 1943.

Learn more about planned giving
You may download our brochure, A Guide to Planned Giving, for a general overview of some popular ways you can plan a gift that benefits you, your heirs, and Mills College.

Staff in Mills' Office of Institutional Advancement are able to assist you at any stage in your gift planning. We can help you explore your philanthropic goals and explain how different types of planned gifts work, offer customized illustrations of various planned gifts, and assist you in crafting bequest language that will help you accomplish your charitable goals while ensuring that the College will be able to use your bequest as intended.

To learn how you can support Mills with a planned gift, email or call us toll-free at 877.PG.MILLS (877.746.4557).

Inquiries put you under no obligation whatsoever and are completely confidential. Information provided by Mills College is not intended as financial, legal, or tax advice. Please consult an attorney or other professional advisor before taking action.

Gift and Bequest Planning


Aurelia Henry Reinhardt Society

Contact Information

Mills College
Office of Institutional Advancement
Toll-free phone: 877.PG.MILLS (877.746.4557)
F: 510.430.2301

Last Updated: 12/19/14