Planned Giving Methods

The following planned giving opportunities are available:

  • Gift Annuity—By providing a gift to Brenau, you or up to two other annuitants receive a fixed sum each year for life.
  • Deferred Gift Annuity—By providing a gift to Brenau, you or up to two other annuitants receive a fixed sum each year for life starting at the first payout.
  • Charitable Remainder Annuity Trust—The trust will pay a fixed dollar amount each year to you or the others you name for life or a term of years. The remaining assets then are given to Brenau.
  • Charitable Remainder Unitrust—The unitrust will pay a fixed percentage of its value, determined each year, to you or the others you name for life or a term of years. The remaining assets then are given to Brenau.
  • Charitable Lead Unitrust—The unitrust pays a fixed percentage of its value, determined each year, to Brenau for a term of years or one or more lifetimes. The accumulated assets then return to you or the others you name.
  • Charitable Lead Annuity Trust—The trust pays a fixed dollar amount each year to Brenau for a term of years or one or more lifetimes. The accumulated assets then go back to you or the others you name.

A gift of real estate to Brenau also is possible. The four main methods most commonly used follow.

  • Give the Entire Property
  • Give a Portion of the Property
  • Give the Property and Obtain Income through a Charitable Trust
  • Give your House and Continue to Live There through a Life Estate Gift

If you have any questions regarding any of these giving opportunities, please contact a member of the Development staff by calling 770-534-6160.

General inquiries: info@brenau.edu, (770) 534-6299 or (800) 252-5119 | Admissions: admissions@brenau.edu, (770) 534-6100 or (800) 252-5119 ext. 6100