Life Estate Reserved

You may desire to leave your home or farm to Texas A&M Foundation at your death but would also like to receive a current charitable income tax deduction. A life estate reserved might offer the solution you need!

Benefits of a life estate reserved

  • Receive a federal income tax deduction for the value of the remainder interest in your home or farm
  • Preserve your lifetime use and control of your home or farm
  • Create a life estate based on more than one life. This will preserve the use of the property for you and a loved one, such as a spouse or dependent child

How a life estate works

  1. You deed your home or farm to Texas A&M Foundation. The deed will include a provision that gives you the right to use your home or farm for the rest of your life and that of any other life estate party named in the deed.
  2. You and Texas A&M Foundation sign a maintenance, insurance and taxes (MIT) agreement to explain that you will do your best to keep the property in good condition and that you will maintain property insurance and pay the property taxes.
  3. When the owners of the life estate have passed away, your home or farm will belong to Texas A&M Foundation. We will use or sell the property to further our charitable work.

Contact us

To learn more about a life estate, please contact us. We would be happy to assist you and answer your questions.

After-Lifetime Gifts

Bequest

You designate our organization as the beneficiary of your asset by will, trust or beneficiary designation form.  Learn More

Retirement Account Beneficiary Gift

Making the Texas A&M Foundation beneficiary of your retirement account can be a powerful planning tool and a great gift. Learn More

Give it Twice Trust

You provide your children with a stream of income while making a gift to charity. Learn More

Blended Gifts

There are many combination gift options that can make your giving go farther than a simple gift of cash or property.  Learn More

Gift of Insurance

A gift of your life insurance policy is an excellent way to make a gift to us. If your life insurance policy is no longer needed or will no longer benefit your survivors consider making a gift and help further our mission. Learn More

Dual-Benefit Gifts

Charitable Gift Annuity

You transfer your cash or appreciated property to our organization in exchange for our promise to pay you fixed payments for the rest of your life. Learn More

Charitable Remainder Unitrust

You transfer your cash or appreciated property to fund a charitable trust. The trust sells your property tax free and provides you with payments for life or a term of years.  Learn More

Life Estate Reserved

You may desire to leave your home or farm to us at your death, but would like to receive a current charitable tax deduction. A life estate reserved might offer the solution you need! Learn More

Charitable Remainder Annuity Trust

You transfer your cash or appreciated property to fund a charitable trust. The trust sells your property tax free and provides you with fixed payments for life or a term of years. Learn More

Charitable Lead Trust

You transfer your cash or property to fund a lead trust that makes gifts to support A&M for a number of years. You receive a charitable deduction for the gift. Your family receives the remainder at substantial tax savings. Learn More

Sale and Unitrust

If you give a portion of your property to us to fund a charitable remainder trust, when the entire property sells you receive cash and payments for life. Learn More