Make a Gift in Three Easy Steps
Not everyone wants to commit to making a gift in their wills or estates. Some prefer the increased flexibility that a beneficiary designation provides by using:
- IRAs and retirement plans
- Life insurance policies
- Donor advised funds
- Commercial annuities
It only takes three simple steps to make this type of gift. Here's how to name Central College as a beneficiary:
- Contact the administrator of your retirement plan, insurance policy, bank account or donor advised fund for a change-of-beneficiary form or simply download a form from your provider's website.
- Decide what percentage (1 to 100) you would like us to receive and name us, along with the percentage you chose, on the beneficiary form.
- Return the completed form to your plan administrator, insurance company, bank or financial institution.
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An Example of How It Works
For Jim and Kathy Vande Berg, both graduates of the Class of 1960, Central College is all about relationships—with faculty, with family members, with classmates at reunions. But the most important relationship they developed at Central was with each other. "Central was where we met, fell in love and made a lifelong commitment to one another," Jim says.
Now Jim and Kathy are making a commitment to Central-an investment in its future. They look back fondly on their days here 50 years ago. "Central was a laboratory in a small setting providing opportunities to question, explore, succeed and fail (always within the context of a safety net) in many different areas," Kathy says.
But the couple is also excited about what Central has become since they graduated, and about the new avenues of education being explored at the college. As alumni, the Vande Bergs are proud of the great strides Central has made, especially in the past decade. That's why they decided to purchase a life insurance policy, naming Central as owner and beneficiary-because ultimately it will provide a significant gift for Central's future which they believe is rich and bright.
The Vande Bergs are grateful for the education and relationships the Central community has given them. By giving back, the couple is ensuring that more of those connections will be made, that the Central community will grow and thrive as it always has.
- Contact Doyle Monsma '83 at 641-628-5181 or firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information on beneficiary designations and how they can help support Central College with our mission.
- Talk to your financial or legal advisor to learn which assets will or will not trigger taxable income when paid to a beneficiary.
- If you name Central College in your plans, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.
Legal Name: Central College
Address: 812 University St., Box 5200, Pella, IA 50219
Federal Tax ID Number: Please contact us for our federal tax ID number.
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Gifts That Pay
Your payments depend on your age at the time of the donation. If you are younger than 60, we recommend that you learn more about your options and download this FREE guide Plan for Retirement With a Deferred Gift Annuity.
The information on this website is not intended as legal or tax advice. For such advice, please consult an attorney or tax advisor. Figures cited in any examples are for illustrative purposes only. References to tax rates include federal taxes only and are subject to change. State law may further impact your individual results. Annuities are subject to regulation by the State of California. Payments under such agreements, however, are not protected or otherwise guaranteed by any government agency or the California Life and Health Insurance Guarantee Association. A charitable gift annuity is not regulated by the Oklahoma Insurance Department and is not protected by a guaranty association affiliated with the Oklahoma Insurance Department. Charitable gift annuities are not regulated by and are not under the jurisdiction of the South Dakota Division of Insurance.