Planned Giving

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We are excited that you have interest in learning about the many benefits of gift plans.

One of the most effective means of giving to Missouri State University-West Plains is a planned gift. Gift planning is the process of carefully selecting the best methods and assets for giving a gift. Such gifts include cash, stocks, bonds, real estate, life insurance, trusts and bequests.

A planned gift can reduce your burden of income, capital gains or estate taxes while also helping the University provide affordable and accessible post-secondary opportunities to the area we serve. It's a win for you; it's a win for our students.

We understand that it is difficult to know how much money you will need to maintain your lifestyle for the rest of your life; however, at your death you can directly benefit the future of your community by planning to leave a gift to the University.

To design a gift that benefits the people and organization you care about most, we recommend you obtain the professional counsel of an attorney who specializes in estate planning. We can work with your advisors to help you plan for tomorrow and receive maximum benefits today.

The Missouri State University Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation that encourages private financial support for the University including the West Plains campus. Those who make contributions to Missouri State University through the Foundation are entitled to all tax benefits authorized by law.