​Charitable Gift Annuities

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​Charitable Gift Annuities


Receive Guaranteed Income for Life

A charitable gift annuity is a simple contract between the donor and the University. The donor makes a gift to the school or program of their choice, and in return, the University makes fixed payments to the donor for life. At the end of the contract term, the remainder is used for the purpose(s) the donor designated.

  • A gift annuity is an irrevocable gift to the University of Virginia.
  • A gift annuity may be established with a minimum of $20,000 (cash or appreciated securities).
  • The minimum age to fund an immediate gift annuity is 60.
  • The amount of the annuity payment depends on the age of the individual receiving the income or the combined age of two beneficiaries.
  • You may claim a charitable tax deduction in the year of the gift or up to five years after the gift is made. The deduction is the present value of the expected future gift.
  • If you fund your annuity with appreciated assets, capital gains will not be realized in the year of the sale.
  • Usually, a portion of the annuity income is tax-free.

*Starting in 2023, if you are at least 70 1/2 years old, you may use an IRA qualified charitable distribution to create a charitable gift annuity or charitable remainder trust. There are some nuances we will be happy to discuss with you. More information is available here.

Please note: Due to individual state restrictions, UVA is not able to offer gift annuities in all states. Please call the Office of Gift Planning at 434-924-7306 or 800-688-9882 to determine if this option is available in your state.