Planned Giving

What is Planned Giving?

Planned giving provides you with the advantage of maximizing tax benefits while making it possible for you to give a gift you may not have thought possible. By including Manchester Community College in your estate plans, regardless of your income level or age, you can make a difference for generations to come.

Learn more about planned giving options by attending one of our planned giving dinner/info sessions or contact Endia DeCordova at 860-512-2902 or edecordova@manchestercc.edu.

What are the benefits?

Planned giving offers many potential benefits:

  • Increase your current income or secure a retirement income for you or your loved ones
  • Reduce or eliminate income taxes including capital gains, generation skipping, gift, inheritance and transfer taxes
  • Pass on your assets to your loved ones with reduced estate taxes
  • Ensure the future of Manchester Community College

Why should I make a planned gift to MCC?

A planned gift can extend your support far into the future. Manchester Community College’s legacy began by asking a simple question: What if we could open the doors of higher education and create opportunities for all? Your legacy gift can ensure that MCC has the means and resources to continue its track record of providing innovative and affordable learning opportunities to diverse populations for years to come.

What are the different types of planned gifts?

Bequests: You may choose to bequeath a portion of your estate, as a percentage or dollar amount, to Manchester Community College through your will or living trust.

Income Generating Assets: Charitable gift annuities provide you with a fixed income for life. You receive an immediate tax deduction and, if you give through appreciated securities, you avoid capital gains taxes.

Charitable Remainder Trusts:  You may transfer assets such as stocks, mutual funds, or real estate to Manchester Community College.

Life Insurance: You may contribute a fully paid policy, naming Manchester Community College irrevocable owner and beneficiary which will allow you to take an income tax deduction equivalent to its cash value.

Retirement Plan Assets: You may utilize your IRAs, 401(k)s, 403(b)s and other retirement plans to name Manchester Community College as your survivor beneficiary, removing some highly taxed assets from your estate and allowing lesser-taxed assets to remain with your beneficiaries.

How do I make a planned gift to Manchester Community College?

It is advisable to talk to your personal financial advisor before making any decisions about your finances. For information about designating a gift to Manchester Community College, please contact:

Susan Alston
Executive Director, MCC Foundation
and Interim Dean of Institutional Advancement
Manchester Community College
ph: 860-512-2902
salston@manchestercc.edu