Thank you for your interest in giving to the Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Support for the College can be unrestricted within the college or specific, for current operations (available for immediate use in full), or for endowment (perpetual, using only a part of the interest annually. The balance of the interest is returned to principal to offset inflation).
Current operations gifts can be of any size. All support is meaningful and appreciated.
Endowment gifts start at $10,000 for our general-use pooled endowment and $25,000 for a named endowment. Many bequests are simply made to the college and are unrestricted as to purpose, recognizing that needs change over time. Alternatively, endowments can support students, faculty, the hospital or specific programs.
All gifts should be made to the MSU Foundation, Inc. Gifts can be made with cash, check or credit card, or can be made with real estate, tangible items or insurance proceeds (including IRAs). Planned gifts are also welcome, and we have attorneys on staff at the university to assist your counselors at no charge.
Bequests are very simply accomplished. Your will should state: "I give ____ to the Mississippi State University Foundation, Inc., Mississippi State, Mississippi, on behalf of Mississippi State University. This bequest shall be used to support the _________ Fund Agreement in the Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine." This then refers administrators back to your one page agreement. (With gifts of $10,000 or more, we will prepare a one-page Fund Agreement to guide future administrators in regard to your wishes.) An advantage of this approach is simplicity and that it allows you the opportunity to change the Fund Agreement later if you wish without having to go back and change your estate documents.
If you have further inquiries or need assistance in creating a custom gift to accomplish your wishes, please contact Jimmy Kight at 662-325-5893 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to Give
The following information is an overview of the many different ways gifts may be made to the College:
Visit our Opportunities for Giving page to view a complete list of available funds.
Credit Card Gift Online
Once you decide where to make your gift, you can choose to make a recurring, monthly gift. If your company or spouse’s company offers matching gifts, be sure to include that information as well—matching gifts can double, triple, or quadruple your gift.
Gifts of Cash
A gift of cash is a simple and easy way for you to make a gift.
The gift can be paid with annual installments over a period of time. A pledge may enable a more significant gift than would be otherwise possible.
Gifts of Stocks and Bonds
Donating appreciated securities, including stocks or bonds, is an easy and tax-effective way for you to make a gift to our organization.
Gifts of Real Estate
Donating appreciated real estate, such as a home, vacation property, undeveloped land, farmland, ranch or commercial property can make a great gift to our organization.
Gifts of Retirement Assets
Donating part or all of your unused retirement assets such as a gift from your IRA, 401(k), 403(b), pension or other tax-deferred plan is an excellent way to make a gift to our organization.
Gifts of Insurance
A gift of your life insurance policy is an excellent way to make a gift to charity. If you have a life insurance policy that has outlasted its original purpose, consider making a gift of your insurance policy. For example, you may have purchased a policy to provide for minor children and they are now financially independent adults.
You designate our organization as the beneficiary of your asset by will, trust or beneficiary designation form.
Congress has enacted a permanent IRA charitable rollover. As a result you can make an IRA rollover gift this year and in future years.
Beneficiary Designation Gifts
You can designate us as a beneficiary of a retirement, investment or bank account or your life insurance policy.
Charitable Gift Annuity
You transfer your cash or appreciated property to our organization in exchange for our promise to pay you fixed payments (with rates based on your age) for the rest of your life.
Charitable Remainder Unitrust
You transfer your cash or appreciated property to fund a charitable remainder unitrust. The trust sells your property tax free and provides you with income for life or a term of years.
Charitable Remainder Annuity Trust
You transfer your cash or appreciated property to fund a charitable remainder annuity trust. The trust sells your property tax free and provides you with fixed income for life or a term of years.
Charitable Lead Trust
You fund a trust that makes gifts to us for a number of years. Your family receives the trust remainder at substantial tax savings.
Sale and Unitrust
You give a portion of your property to us to fund a charitable remainder trust, when the property sells you receive cash and income for life.
We purchase your property for less than fair market value. You receive cash and a charitable deduction for the difference between the market value and purchase price.
Give It Twice Trust
You provide your children with a stream of income while making a gift to charity.
Life Estate Reserved
You give your property to our organization but retain the right to use the property during your life.
For additional information about making a gift to MSU CVM, visit our Opportunities for Giving page or contact MSU CVM Advancement Coordinator Melissa Montgomery at email@example.com or (662)325-5170 or MSU CVM Director of Development Jimmy Kight at firstname.lastname@example.org or 662-325-5893.