Memorials and Tribute Gifts
If you have a loved one whose life has been touched by The University of South Carolina or one of its affiliated foundations, establishing a memorial or tribute gift is a meaningful way to honor your loved one or celebrate a special occasion such as a birthday while giving our students opportunities that help them develop into leaders. Your memorial or tribute gift will be a lasting tribute to your loved one and make a lasting difference in the lives of Carolina students.
An Example of How It Works
When Sarah's father passed away, she knew she wanted to do something that would establish a lasting legacy for him. She remembered that during his lifetime he was always praising USC or one of its affiliated foundations for its tireless efforts to make a positive impact on our state, nation and world.
Sarah decided to make a gift to USC or one of its affiliated foundations in her father's name using appreciated securities. Not only will her father's legacy live on at USC or one of its affiliated foundations thanks to the gift and a commemorative plaque, but Sarah also received a federal income tax charitable deduction (because she itemizes her taxes) and eliminated capital gains tax on the securities.
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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 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.