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Charitable Gift Annuity


A UCLA charitable gift annuity is one of the easiest ways to support your philanthropic interests. In exchange for your gift of cash or appreciated securities, you receive fixed income for life. You also benefit from an immediate charitable income tax deduction, and a significant portion of the annuity payments is tax-free.


  • Establish a charitable gift annuity to support any area of UCLA that interests you.
  • Receive fixed, lifetime income that will not fluctuate with the economy.
  • Many UCLA donors fund multiple charitable gift annuities over several years and create a secure and tax-savvy supplement to their retirement income.
  • Establish an annuity to provide income for one or two annuitants, such as yourself and/or loved ones.


  • Take advantage of significant tax savings through an immediate charitable income tax deduction.
  • Any unused deduction may be carried forward in subsequent tax years, for up to 5 additional years.
  • A significant portion of your annuity payments will be tax-free for a number of years.
  • Fund your annuity with appreciated stock and reduce capital gains tax.


  • A charitable gift annuity is a simple contract between you and The UCLA Foundation.
  • The minimum amount to establish an annuity is $10,000.
  • The payment rate is determined by the annuitant's (beneficiary's) age (minimum age is 65). The older the annuitant (beneficiary),
  • the higher the payment rate.
  • Choose to have your payments start immediately or at a later date. Deferring the payments increases the payment rate, and many donors take advantage of this for their retirement plans.
  • Enjoy an immediate and significant charitable income tax deduction.
  • A portion of your annuity payments will be tax-free for a number of years.
  • After the lifetime of the annuitant (beneficiary), the balance of the annuity passes to UCLA for the purpose you designated.

Contact Us

800-737-UCLA (8252) • giftplanning@support.ucla.edu

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UCLA's gift planning professionals are happy to provide you and your legal and financial advisors with personalized illustrations of the benefits that a charitable gift annuity offers. Any information in this publication is not intended as legal, accounting, or financial advice. Please consult with your tax, legal, and financial advisors to ascertain whether this or other gift plans are in keeping with your own tax and financial needs. Conversations with the university's gift planning team are always confidential and never imply obligation.


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UCLA Bequest Challenge

UCLA Bequest Challenge

100% toward goal!

Thank you to our generous UCLA alumni and friends who chose to remember UCLA in their wills or living trusts in support of the many campus units! We reached our goal of identifying more than 1,200 new bequest intentions to the university.

Each gift represents future scholarships and fellowships, new research breakthroughs, world-class patient care, a place for the arts to flourish, and so much more.

It is not too late to establish a meaningful legacy gift and join a philanthropic effort that will propel and support the university into its second century.
Please contact UCLA's Office of Gift Planning.