Gift & Bequest Planning

Planning a legacy 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 with a planned gift than they can during their lifetime. Planned gifts provide you and your heirs with benefits today while leaving a gift for the College tomorrow.

Popular planned gifts include:

  • A bequest (PDF) through your will, living trust, or retirement fund;
  • A charitable gift annuity (PDF), which pays you a fixed income;
  • A deferred charitable gift annuity (PDF), which pays at a higher rate by deferring income;
  • A charitable remainder trust, which pays an income and can be funded with personal and real property;
  • A gift through your individual retirement account (IRA).

Tax benefits may include qualifying for an immediate charitable tax deduction, earning additional tax-free income, and bypassing capital gains tax.

To learn more, download our brochure A Guide to Planned Giving (PDF) for a general overview of some popular ways you can plan a gift that benefits you, your heirs, and Mills College.

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.

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.