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Chautauqua Legacy Society

The Chautauqua Legacy Society at North Carolina Central University (NCCU) recognizes and honors those who have chosen to support NCCU through their long-term plans with an estate commitment, life-income gift, or other deferred giving arrangement. Membership in The Chautauqua Legacy Society is activated when the donor notifies (Statement of Intent) NCCU that he or she has made the commitment to the university

Members of the Chautauqua Legacy Society share a common bond of generosity that nourishes NCCU's accomplishments and ensures the university's continued excellence in the future. These planned commitments of today will benefit NCCU's students, faculty, and programs for generations to come.

As a member of the Chautauqua Legacy Society, you will be invited to periodic special events, including the annual Chautauqua Legacy Society Luncheon and have your name listed in publications and website.

Through the creative process of planned giving, you can fulfill philanthropic goals, reduce income taxes, avoid capital gains and estate taxes, retain your income, and increase your income all while enjoying the satisfaction of providing significant current and future financial support to NCCU.

We can work together to help you choose a fund that will reflect your principles and carry out your wishes for the future. Your confidentiality will always be respected. If you have already included NCCU in a bequest or other planned gift, we hope you will let us know by completing the Planned Gift Form. For more information contact us today at www.ncculegacy.org or (919)-530-7400.

Ways to make a Planned Gift at NCCU

Bequest - A future gift to help your favorite charity. A bequest is one of the easiest ways for you to make a planned gift.

Gift of Annuity - An agreement through which you make a gift of cash or property and we agree to pay you fixed payments for the rest of your life.

Charitable Remainder Trust - You transfer cash or property to a trust that pays income for your life or a term of years. The remainder goes to charity.

Retirement Assets - You make a bequest to us of your retirement assets including your IRA, 401k, 403b, pension or other tax deferred plan. Consider Rolling Over your IRA - donors age 701/2 can move up to $100,000 from their IRA to qualified charities without paying income taxes on the money.

We can help. We can work together to help you choose or tailor a fund that will reflect your principles and carry out your wishes for the future. It is important to receive advice from a qualified expert who has a legal responsibility to look out for your best interests. Your confidentiality is always respected. For more detailed information about wills and estate plans we will be glad to talk with you and your financial advisor personally. To begin the conversation, please complete the Planned Gift Form and return it to the address indicated on the document or contact Susan Hester.

The Origin of our Society's Name
The name of the Chautauqua Heritage Society recalls the original title of North Carolina Central University — the National Religious Training School and Chautauqua for the Colored Race. Named for the lake in upstate New York by which the first gathering took place, Chautauqua became known as a form of adult education made popular more than a century ago. Through sermons, lectures, performances and debates, the movement promoted the benefits of exposure to the liberal arts.

The NCCU of today is the legacy of the Chautauqua movement, just as the Chautauqua Heritage Society is the legacy of support established by individuals like you for the future needs of the students, researchers and faculty of North Carolina Central University.
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