Planned Gifts

Planned gifts can provide future support to strengthen Cornell Botanic Gardens, while also meeting your own current financial needs or providing for your loved ones.

Planned gifts include:

  • Bequest intentions in a will: Sample Language
  • Beneficiary designations in a trust, retirement plan, or life insurance policy
  • Charitable life-income agreements (gift annuity, charitable remainder trust, pooled life income fund)
  • Charitable lead trusts
  • Gifts of real estate with retained life use
  • Flexible endowments

Benefits of gift planning:

  • Earn income
  • Pay fewer taxes
  • Secure your retirement
  • Enhance your net estate for your heirs
  • Get more from your real estate
  • Create a personal legacy at Cornell Botanic Gardens

For more information about how your gift can have the most impact, please contact Beth Anderson or call 607-254-4727.

To find out how you can enjoy the benefits of including Cornell Botanic Gardens in your financial or estate plans, please contact

Office of Trusts, Estates & Gift Planning
Cornell University
130 E Seneca Street, Suite 400
Ithaca, NY 14850
Phone: 1-800-481-1865