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Other Ways to Give

GSSW offers donors a choice of gift-giving options to make it simple for you to make a difference.

1.  Make a Gift by Mail

Traditional gifts by check made out to Touro College and credit card (Visa®, MasterCard®, Discover® or American Express®) may be sent to:

Dr. Eric Levine
Director, Social Work Alumni Engagement & Financial Resource Development
Graduate School of Social Work
Touro College and University System
27 West 23rd Street, Room 526
New York, NY 10010

2.  Make a Gift by Phone
Call us at 212-463-0400, ext. 5195, and please have your MasterCard, American Express, Discover or Visa card handy.

3.  Matching Gifts
Many companies and firms have matching gift programs. To find out if your firm, or your spouse's firm, participates in such a program call the firm's benefits manager before making your gift.

4.  Make a Gift of Stock
Consider making a gift of appreciated securities including publicly traded and privately held stocks and mutual funds. There can be substantial tax benefits to the donor.

Contact  Dr. Eric Levine, Director, Social Work Alumni Engagement & Financial Resource Development at 212-463-0400, ext. 5195, or by email at eric.levine@touro.edu

5.  Bequests
You may include GSSW in your will as a direct beneficiary or contingent beneficiary. Please let us know if you have included GSSW in your will so that we have the opportunity to recognize your philanthropy during your lifetime. Your gift is not binding on you or your estate, but informing us of your current plans will help us plan for the School’s future.

6.  Planned Giving
Alumni and friends can also provide future support for the GSSW through their financial or estate plans. This process is known as “planned giving,” and the gifts are known as “planned gifts.” Planned gifts offers several ways to make a charitable donation, that not only help to create a legacy for the GSSW, but also offering potential tax advantages, while retaining the benefit of lifetime income for the donor. A planned gift may also allow you to make a much larger gift, and create a more significant legacy, than you might imagine possible. A planned gift may be revocable, giving you the flexibility to alter your plans if your circumstances change, or irrevocable, often making you eligible for a current income tax deduction and a reliable payment stream for the rest of your life. Charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts, and life insurance gifts are among the several instruments available.

7.  Special Charitable IRA Rollover Opportunity 

If you are 70 1/2 or older and receive a mandatory IRA distribution in 2015, you may be able to make a 2015 Charitable IRA Rollover gift to GSSW.  This is a tax-free charitable gift transferred directly from your IRA to Touro.  You can transfer any amount up to $100,000.

To find out more about planned giving options or the special charitable IRA rollover opportunity, contact Dr. Eric Levine, Director, Social Work Alumni Engagement & Financial Resource Development at 212-463-0400, ext. 5195, or by email at eric.levine@touro.edu.