Members of the Laureate Society share a strong common bond of generosity and visionary leadership, nourishing the university's continued success. We welcome the opportunity to recognize and honor your generosity that will have a lasting impact helping to make lives better for future generations. You may direct your gift to the programs and initiatives that are the most meaningful to you.
As a member, you will receive:
You receive membership in the Laureate Society when you indicate that you have made an estate gift to the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.Download Estate Intention Letter
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Providing advanced services and compassionate care
Improving the health of residents locally and globally
Naming UT Health San Antonio as the beneficiary of a retirement plan asset such as an IRA, 401(k), or 403(b), will accomplish a charitable goal while realizing a significant tax savings.
Through a provision in your written and executed will or living trust you can make a gift to UT Health San Antonio in the form of cash, securities, real estate or personal property. There are many types of bequests. Consult with your attorney to choose the one that best fits your needs and intentions.
You can turn underperforming assets (cash, stock, CDs, savings bonds, etc.) into a gift to UT Health San Antonio that provides income to you or you and a loved one. Your Charitable Gift Annuity will return fixed, quarterly payments for life and provide tax benefits, too.
When you donate appreciated stocks, bonds, or mutual fund shares instead of cash, your gift costs you less than the amount UT Health San Antonio receives. You'll get a charitable deduction for the full amount of your gift and avoid the impact of capital gains taxes.
If you're 70 ½ or older, each year, you can instruct your IRA administrator to transfer all or part of your required minimum distribution (up to $100,000) directly to UT Health San Antonio and avoid paying the tax had you taken it as income.
Like stock, the fair market value of gifts of appreciated assets such as real estate, artwork, and other well curated collections can be deducted from your income tax today, avoid capital gains, and reduce estate taxes in the future. There are even ways to donate your home and live there as long as you'd like.
Name UT Health San Antonio as a beneficiary of your donor advised fund. Designate us to receive all or a portion of the balance of your fund through your fund administrator (you can also make a grant to us at any time from your donor-advised fund). The balance in your fund passes to UT Health San Antonio when the fund terminates.
Charitable Remainder Trusts provide you income from an asset that then passes to UT Health San Antonio as a gift. Charitable Lead Trusts provide income to UT Health before the asset passes to your heirs. For the savvy donor, charitable trusts can provide tax-advantaged income, eliminate capital gains, or preserve assets for your heirs.
Name UT Health San Antonio as the beneficiary of an existing life insurance policy; donate an existing, paid-up life insurance policy you no longer need; or purchase a new life insurance policy and name UT Health as the owner and beneficiary.
Our Office of Gift Planning is available to assist you in refining your goals and objectives. We can work with you and your advisors to help you explore practical ways to meet your planning and philanthropic goals. Discussing your charitable intentions with the Office of Gift Planning will help ensure your gift makes the impact your desire.
In addition to the personal satisfaction of your gift benefitting the lives of others, charitable gifts may structured to provide tax benefits, supplement retirement income, or provide financial support for a loved one.