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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Four Simple Rules for Giving to Colleges

Wall Street Journal:  An Introduction to College Giving:

Four simple rules to make sure donations to your alma mater have the biggest impact:

  1. Add modest restrictions to the gift.
  2. Give a nonmonetary donation.
  3. Consider donating to a school you didn't attend.
  4. Compare the tax treatment of different gifts.

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Rule 5. Donate money to the athletic department to get better seating at ball games.

Posted by: Woody | Dec 18, 2012 12:41:50 PM

If universities are so concerned about social justice, why don't they redistribute some of this income from the top to the remaining schools?

Posted by: michael livingston | Dec 18, 2012 8:34:28 PM