Anpetu Waste Mitakuyepi,
Greetings Relatives! Thank you for your interest in learning more about making a planned gift in support of Native students. There is no greater legacy you can leave than helping lift Native people and communities through education, and by doing so we come together in our shared vision for what life for Native people could and should be.
When we are able to live our best lives while being seen by others and supported in embracing our culture and traditions, we make better choices, are better able to provide for our families and we lift those around us. This is a great vision and legacy, and one I have been working my whole life to create. I would be honored to have you join me in both the vision and the creation of this legacy.
As you consider your estate plans, please know that your gift is truly transformative - it will change the lives of countless Native students, their families, and our communities for generations to come.
Cheryl Crazy Bull
President and CEO
One of the most simple, flexible, and impactful ways to make a planned gift is to include the College Fund in your will, trust or beneficiary designation form. Your bequest (a gift in your will or living trust) will ensure all Native students who want to pursue higher education to better their lives are able to do so. And just like you, each student who benefits from your legacy will touch and lift the lives of so many more. Your gift will help Native students lift their families and communities for generations to come.Learn more about Bequests.
Adding the American Indian College Fund to your new or existing will or trust is simple. With the help of an advisor, add language in your estate plan specifying your intentions.
Sample: I give (insert dollar amount, property to be given, percentage of the estate, or "the remainder of my estate") to the American Indian College Fund, a nonprofit corporation, located at 8333 Greenwood Blvd, Denver, CO 80220 for its general use and purposes. The American Indian College Fund's tax identification number is 52-1573446.
DISCOVER WAYS TO GIFTWe have one unwavering purpose - increasing the number of American Indians who hold college degrees. Currently, only 15% of American Indians have a college degree - less than half the national average. There are many ways to structure your legacy giving and secure the educational future for generations of Native students. Let us help find the one that best fits you.
Make a Bequest
A simple, flexible, and incredibly impactful way to make a planned gift is to include bequest language in your will, trust or beneficiary designation form. Simply add special language to your estate plan with the help of an advisor. Learn more and see sample bequest language here.
Learn more and see sample bequest language here.
Create an endowment or scholarship in your name
A very special way to create a legacy gift is to establish a named endowment fund and/or scholarship program now with funding to come much later through your estate planning. To learn more about this highly specialized type of giving, please call Emi Deguchi at 303-430-5326 or fill out this form
Charitable Remainder Unitrust
Setting up your planned gift while also retaining benefits from your investment can be accomplished by funding a charitable reminder unitrust. After you have transferred cash or appreciated property to fund a charitable remainder unitrust, the trust will sell your property tax-free and provide you with income for life or a term of years. For more information and details, visit us here.
For more information and details, visit us here.
Create a special blended gift
With so many ways to leave a bequest, it?s often hard to determine which path is right for you. By combining gift options, you can create a way to plan your giving that best suits your needs and the assets you have invested in. For example, you can fund an endowed scholarship program today that you can bequeath assets to in your future estate plans. Please call Emi Deguchi at 303-430-5326 for more information or simply fill out this form
Ways to Give
We are honored that you are considering entrusting the American Indian College Fund with a legacy gift. To learn about additional ways to leave a planned gift, visit us here