When the original purpose for a life insurance policy no longer applies, your policy can become a powerful and simple way to support Northwestern. There are three ways to give life insurance to Northwestern:
Name the University a beneficiary of the policy. This gift is as simple as updating your beneficiary designation form with the policy holder. You can designate Northwestern as the primary beneficiary for a percentage or specific amount. You can also make the University the contingent beneficiary so that Northwestern will receive the balance of your policy only if your primary beneficiary doesn’t survive you.
Make an outright gift of an existing policy. You can name Northwestern as owner and beneficiary of an existing policy. You may receive a federal income tax charitable deduction and reduce your future estate tax liability. If you continue to pay premiums on the policy, each payment is tax deductible as a charitable gift.
Make an outright gift of a new policy. You can take out a new policy and irrevocably name Northwestern as the owner and the beneficiary of the insurance contract. This method may be particularly attractive for the younger donor. Whether you make one single premium payment for the policy or pay annual premiums, each payment is tax deductible as a charitable gift.
See How a Gift of Life Insurance Works
- Contact Northwestern Gift Planning at 800-826-6709 or firstname.lastname@example.org for information about Northwestern's required minimum for gifts of life insurance.
- Seek the advice of your financial or legal adviser.
- If you include Northwestern in your plans, please use Northwestern's legal name and federal tax ID number.
Legal Name: Northwestern University
Address: 633 Clark Street, Evanston, Illinois 60208
Federal Tax ID Number: 36-2167817
The information on this website is not intended as legal or tax advice. For such advice, please consult an attorney or tax advisor. Figures cited in examples are for hypothetical purposes only and are subject to change. References to estate and income taxes include federal taxes only. State income/estate taxes or state law may impact your results. Annuities are subject to regulation by the State of California. Payments under such agreements, however, are not protected or otherwise guaranteed by any government agency or the California Life and Health Insurance Guarantee Association. A charitable gift annuity is not regulated by the Oklahoma Insurance Department and is not protected by a guaranty association affiliated with the Oklahoma Insurance Department. Charitable gift annuities are not regulated by and are not under the jurisdiction of the South Dakota Division of Insurance.
This is not legal advice. Any prospective donor should seek the advice of a qualified estate and/or tax professional to determine the consequences of his or her gift.
Annuities are subject to regulation by the State of California. Payments under such agreements, however, are not protected or otherwise guaranteed by any government agency or the California Life and Health Insurance Guarantee Association.