Life Estate Reserved

You may desire to leave your home or farm to California Lutheran University at your death and still receive a current charitable tax deduction.

How It Works

You can deed your home or farm to Cal Lutheran but keep the right to use the property for the rest of your life. You will be able to make a current gift to Cal Lutheran and maintain use of your home or farm. The life estate can last for your life or yours and another person's life. It is possible for you to make a gift of your property even though there is a mortgage upon the residence. You will be responsible for the maintenance, insurance and taxes on the property.

Benefits of Your Gift

  • You receive a current federal income tax deduction for the present value of the remainder interest in your home or farm
  • You preserve your lifetime use and are able to use and control the home or farm while you are alive
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Annual Fund

Annual Giving

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Planned Giving

Planned gifts, such as bequests and annuities, can be a wonderful way to provide for your family's future as well as the future of Cal Lutheran.

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