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Charitable Gift Annuities

Is a charitable gift annuity right for you?

  • If you are 65 or older
  • If you want to contribute a minimum of $100,000 to an area of your choice at the university or medical center
  • If you want to receive guaranteed lifetime, fixed payments for one or two persons, joint and survivor
  • If you want to claim an income tax deduction when you set up the annuity and continue to receive partially tax-free annual payments for several years
Gift Annuity Payment Rates
Selected Rates for One Person
Age Rate Age Rate
90+ 9.0% 75 5.8%
85 7.8% 70 5.1%
80 6.8% 65 4.7%
For illustrative purposes only. $100,000 minimum. Vanderbilt charitable gift annuities are available for those age 65 and older.

If so, then consider a Vanderbilt charitable gift annuity. You establish a charitable gift annuity with a simple agreement: You make a contribution to Vanderbilt by giving cash, stocks, or other property, and the university promises you fixed annual payments for as long as you live. After your lifetime, the balance in your gift annuity is given to Vanderbilt as your gift to an area of your choice.

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Charitable Gift Annuities Frequently Asked Questions

To learn more about life income gift opportunities, please contact the planned giving office at (615) 343-3113.