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What You Need to Know About Gift Planning

As more people start to plan for the future, many have questions about making an impact at Iowa State. We’ve put together a short list of frequently asked questions that you may find helpful as you craft your estate plan and consider giving back.

Q. I’m not able to make a gift at this time, but is there something I can do in the future?
A. Absolutely. There are a variety of different ways to include a gift to the Iowa State University Foundation in your estate plan, many of which don’t require you to part with assets today. Contact the office of gift planning to explore your giving options.

Q. How do I designate the Iowa State University Foundation as a beneficiary of my retirement plan assets?
A. Simply contact your plan administrator for a change-of-beneficiary form. Name us as beneficiary, then sign, date and return the form to your provider. Even easier yet – log onto their website and update your designations online.

Q. Can someone at the Iowa State University Foundation tell me more about my options and future benefits?
A. Absolutely. We are happy to walk you through the process and work with your planning team to help you find the best gift option.

Create Your Legacy at Iowa State

There are many ways you can make an impact at Iowa State through a future gift. Contact the office of gift planning at or 800.621.8515 to learn more.