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Office of Gift Planning

For decades, graduates of the University of Richmond have credited their college experience with shaping their lives and character. Many have demonstrated their gratitude by making a planned gift because of their belief in the value of an education from a liberal arts institution. Investing in Richmond ensures the continuation of academic standards and traditions that will move the University into the future. Planned gifts support scholarships, learning opportunities for students, faculty development, chairs, lectureships, building projects, and more.

A planned gift is a gift made in conjunction with your financial plan, retirement plan or estate plan. Our goal in the Office of Gift Planning is to provide you with the guidance to enable you to provide for yourself and your family while at the same time making a gift that is meaningful to you. There are many options available to meet this goal. Depending on your circumstances and the type of planned gift you choose, you can receive income from your gift while at the same time saving on taxes and passing more of your assets to the University tax-free.

Making a Planned Gift

If you would like to receive a printed or e-mail gift illustration please call Rhonda McIlwain at (804) 287-1864 or e-mail,

If you have any questions about the various types of gift vehicles, please call or email our gift planning office and we will be happy to assist you; all inquiries will be kept confidential.