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Individuals who make a planned gift to Linfield, either through a bequest in a will or living trust or a remainder designation in a life-income gift, retirement plan or life insurance policy, are recognized through membership in the Linfield College Founders' Society.
The Founders' Society was created so that the college could offer its thanks during the lifetimes of the many generous individuals who make these gifts from their life's work through any of the many gift plans. The most common method of securing membership in the Founders' Society is by making Linfield a beneficiary of your estate. You don't have to be wealthy to be able to make a significant impact on the future of Linfield through an estate gift. Over the last ten years, estate gifts have provided an average of $1.6 million in annual gift revenue to Linfield. With the bulk of these gifts designated for the college's endowment, these gifts strengthen Linfield's stature as a leading, small liberal arts college for generations to come.
Founders' Society members are invited to and recognized during an annual luncheon held during Homecoming weekend in the fall, and their names are listed in Linfield's Honor Roll of Donors.
If you've already completed a gift plan that includes Linfield, but haven't yet notified anyone at the college about it, please contact Craig L. Haisch '95 at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 503-883-2675 or fill out our letter of intent form (PDF) so that we can thank you for helping strengthen the Linfield experience.
A charitable remainder trust provides you or other named individuals income each year for life or a period not exceeding 20 years from assets you give to the trust you create.
You fund this type of trust with cash or appreciated assets—and may qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction when you itemize. You can also make additional gifts; each one also qualifies for a tax deduction. The trust pays you, each year, a variable amount based on a fixed percentage of the fair market value of the trust assets. When the trust terminates, the remaining principal goes to Linfield as a lump sum.
You fund this trust with cash or appreciated assets—and may qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction when you itemize. Each year the trust pays you or another named individual the same dollar amount you choose at the start. When the trust terminates, the remaining principal goes to Linfield as a lump sum.