Stetson University

Giving Opportunities

The Stetson Law Fund gifts promote Stetson University College of Law on a daily basis. We sincerely appreciate donations in any amount.

To advance the financial strength of Stetson Law, we have introduced the Law Loyalty Program and Leadership Donor Societies below:

Law Loyalty Program

Donor: $99 and under per year Ambassador: $250 to $499 per year
Diplomat: $100 to $249 per year Partner: $500 to $999 per year

 

Leadership Donor Societies

Dean's Circle: $1,000+ per year Counselor: $15,000 to $24,999 per year
President's Society: $2,500 to $4,999 per year Founder: $25,000 to $49,999 per year
Advocate: $5,000 to $9,999 per year Justice Society: $50,000+ per year
Barrister: $10,000 to $14,999 per year  


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Gifts of Cash

This is the most popular method of investing in Stetson. Donors receive an immediate charitable income tax deduction for their gifts. » Give Online

Endowments

A gift of $25,000 or more can be used to create an endowment named for the donor or anyone the donor specifies. If you wish, an endowment may be funded over five years. The University distributes the investment income from endowment funds according to the donor's wishes.

Event Sponsorship

Stetson Law events bring people together to continue our educational mission. Event Sponsorship not only helps make these celebrations possible, but highlights your good name within our community and elsewhere. » Read More

Bequests

A donor may make Stetson University College of Law the beneficiary of a specific dollar amount, specific property or a percentage of the total estate. By naming Stetson in a will, the donor may save on inheritance and estate taxes and help ensure a thriving future for the College.

Charitable Gift Annuity

A donor can establish a charitable gift annuity, a contract that exchanges a gift of cash or securities for a guaranteed, fixed income each year for one or two lives. This is a proven technique for minimizing taxes and annuity rate yields may be higher than returns on most investments.

Charitable Remainder Trust

A Charitable Remainder Trust, managed by a trustee of the donor's choice, is an excellent way to use appreciated property, cash, or securities to provide a dependable lifelong income. The donor secures an immediate charitable income tax deduction and eliminates paying capital gains tax while the trust pays an annual stipend to the donor and/or a beneficiary. After the donor's lifetime, the annual income from the corpus benefits a designated academic program in a fund named for the donor.

Charitable Lead Trust

A Charitable Lead Trust allows a donor to transfer assets to others with dramatic savings on gift and estate taxes. Assets are transferred to a trust for a period of time, during which the trust pays an income to Stetson. At the end of this time period, the original assets return either to the donor or to another non-charitable beneficiary, often a donor's children or grandchildren. Depending upon the type of Charitable Lead Trust selected, the donor may receive a current tax deduction or choose to defer taxation on the income earned by the trust.

For more information on any of the giving options listed above, contact the Office of Development and Alumni Relations at 727-562-7818, or email alumni@law.stetson.edu.

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