Founded in 1908, Montclair State began as a small school with a big vision, dedicated to preparing the next generation of teachers. Over 100 years later, our vision has expanded significantly while our mission stays the same. Montclair State University continues to be recognized as an institution offering educational innovation and inspired teaching, while excelling at scholarly achievement.
Just as the University has grown over the years, so has the need for support from alumni and friends. In today’s environment, your gifts to Montclair State are more important than ever.
What are the best ways to give? You may find that time spent considering how to structure your gifts can help you make meaningful contributions while meeting personal planning goals as well. The information contained on the following pages will show you:
- How to give in ways that can actually "give back" for a time, providing extra income in retirement years or helping to fund educational expenses and other needs.
- How you can add meaning to your gift by using it to honor a special friend or loved one.
- How to save money on income, gift, and estate taxes and redirect those amounts for use in ways you choose.
- How to enjoy your giving more, knowing you are investing in charitable interests in ways that allow you to give the most you can at the lowest possible cost.
That's what effective gift planning is all about. We trust the information presented here will help you maximize the potential of your resources through preserving financial security for yourself and your loved ones while funding the organizations and institutions, like Montclair State, in which you believe.