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Cultivating Hope: Gardener's Estate Gift Will Help Countless Children
Mary Burkett Centenarian Mary Burkett has a passion for daylilies. It began in the 1950s and over the past 60 years, she has cultivated nearly 500 varieties. People drive long distances to see her garden, and she counts gardening as her favorite hobby. More

Philanthropy: Goudelock: 'Miracle' surgery motivates bequest
Dr. John GoudelockOn any given day, you are likely to find Dr. John Goudelock out in his cow pasture, driving his tractor and feeding his herd. More

Nursing alum's real estate gift secures endowment, seals legacy
Julia and Duncan MccormacThe donation of Duncan and Julia McCormac's historic seven-bedroom, three-bathroom home will serve as a continuous benefit to graduate students in the School of Nursing at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. More

Philanthropy: Lynch: Scholarship venerates son's memory
Lynch BrothersLynch’s grandchildren – William F. Lynch IV, Ryan Walker Lynch and Grady Wilson Lynch – were part of the planning and presentation of The William F. Lynch III Memorial Scholarship. More

Art donation is one for the books
Ada SelterAda Selter's mission was to ensure that the library remained relevant and welcoming; and now, six years after retiring, she’s still at it. More

Jackson couple donates $2 million to UMMC
Robbie and Dudley HughesRobbie and Dudley Hughes of Jackson have made a $2 million gift to endow a chair in The Memory Impairment and Neurodegenerative Dementia Center at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.  More

Couple gives back to UMMC
Drs. Ed and Margie Lancaster SmithDr. Margie Lancaster Smith and Dr. Ed Smith created a scholarship endowment that will continue their dedication to the field of medicine for generations of medical students at UMMC. More

Philanthropy: Creative Giving: The art of donating boosts Medical Center
Dr. Ed DraperNatalie Hutto, the Office of Development’s new director of gift planning, is answering a growing number of questions current and potential donors have about how an unusual asset can benefit UMMC. More

Manning family partners with Medical Center on campaign
Archie and Olivia ManningWith the launch of the Manning Family Fund for a Healthier Mississippi, the state's First Family of Football has loaned its celebrated name to the cause of bettering the lives of all Mississippians. More

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A charitable bequest is one or two sentences in your will or living trust that leave to University of Mississippi Medical Center a specific item, an amount of money, a gift contingent upon certain events or a percentage of your estate.

an individual or organization designated to receive benefits or funds under a will or other contract, such as an insurance policy, trust or retirement plan

"I give to University of Mississippi Medical Center, a nonprofit corporation currently located at Jackson, MS, or its successor thereto, ______________* [written amount or percentage of the estate or description of property] for its unrestricted use and purpose."

able to be changed or cancelled

A revocable living trust is set up during your lifetime and can be revoked at any time before death. They allow assets held in the trust to pass directly to beneficiaries without probate court proceedings and can also reduce federal estate taxes.

cannot be changed or cancelled

tax on gifts generally paid by the person making the gift rather than the recipient

the original value of an asset, such as stock, before its appreciation or depreciation

the growth in value of an asset like stock or real estate since the original purchase

the price a willing buyer and willing seller can agree on

The person receiving the gift annuity payments.

the part of an estate left after debts, taxes and specific bequests have been paid

a written and properly witnessed legal change to a will

the person named in a will to manage the estate, collect the property, pay any debt, and distribute property according to the will

A donor advised fund is an account that you set up but which is managed by a nonprofit organization. You contribute to the account, which grows tax-free. You can recommend how much (and how often) you want to distribute money from that fund to UMMC or other charities. You cannot direct the gifts.

An endowed gift can create a new endowment or add to an existing endowment. The principal of the endowment is invested and a portion of the principal’s earnings are used each year to support our mission.

Tax on the growth in value of an asset—such as real estate or stock—since its original purchase.

Securities, real estate or any other property having a fair market value greater than its original purchase price.

Real estate can be a personal residence, vacation home, timeshare property, farm, commercial property or undeveloped land.

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 give assets to a trust that pays our organization set payments for a number of years, which you choose. The longer the length of time, the better the potential tax savings to you. When the term is up, the remaining trust assets go to you, your family or other beneficiaries you select. This is an excellent way to transfer property to family members at a minimal cost.

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 UMMC 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 UMMC as a lump sum.

A beneficiary designation clearly identifies how specific assets will be distributed after your death.

A charitable gift annuity involves a simple contract between you and UMMC where you agree to make a gift to UMMC and we, in return, agree to pay you (and someone else, if you choose) a fixed amount each year for the rest of your life.

Personal Estate Planning Kit Request Form

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