Gift Planning

What to Give

The simplest way to support RISD is through cash gifts. Creative gifts can also be funded with stocks, bonds and other appreciated assets, including stocks and bonds. These provide you with charitable deductions and can offer additional tax savings as well.

Choose the category of assets below that best fits your situation.

Students in a room of taxidermy. Links to Gifts of Cash, Checks, and Credit Cards
Gifts of Cash, Checks, and Credit Cards
A gift of cash is easy to make.
Teacher demonstrating glassblowing techniques. Links to Gifts of Appreciated Securities
Gifts of Appreciated Securities
Smart gift planning combines charitable intent with cost-efficient planning techniques.
Smiling student in class. Links to Gifts from Retirement Plans
Gifts from Retirement Plans
Consider retirement-plan benefits for a significant gift to RISD.
Happy student in class. Links to Gifts of Life Insurance
Gifts of Life Insurance
Life insurance may fund a gift or replace the value of a gifted asset.
Students in class. Links to Donor-Advised Fund
Donor-Advised Fund
Give to a charitable giving vehicle sponsored by a public charity that allows you to make a contribution to that charity.


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