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Planned Giving

Planned gifts offer creative and flexible strategies for you to pursue your financial and charitable estate planning goals while supporting the J-School. Among the financial benefits you may receive is lifetime income for yourself or your family, and substantial tax savings. However, the greatest benefit lies in knowing you are supporting work that is important to you!

Some giving options include:

Bequest: Give to the J-School without reducing your assets or affecting your cash flow during your lifetime.

Business Interest: Gifts of partnership interests or interests in limited liability companies can provide considerable benefit to theJ-School.

Charitable Gift Annuity: Receive fixed lifetime payments and significant tax benefits.

Charitable Remainder Trust: Make a substantial gift and create a flexible source of income for you or a loved one.

Publicly Traded Securities: A gift of publicly traded securities can provide substantial tax savings.

Real Estate: Make a significant contribution to the J-School with a gift of residential, commercial, or undeveloped real estate.

Retirement Plans: Designate to J-School as a beneficiary of a retirement plan and avoid income tax your beneficiaries would otherwise have to pay.

Contact Maura Smith:  (510) 643-3840 or who will introduce you to the Office of Gift Planning where you will be assisted in planning a gift that best achieves your giving goals.


The Innovations in Investigative Storytelling Fund

A $200,000 fundraising campaign to support investigative storytelling using data journalism techniques. Donations to this fund will support student projects that use novel online approaches to investigative reporting.


The Marlon T. Riggs Fellowships in Documentary Filmmaking

A $700,000 fundraising drive, now under way, honors the legacy of alumnus and professor Marlon T. Riggs.


Jim Marshall Fund

$500,000 campaign in support of the J-School's Center for Photography, honoring the late Marshall, among the most renowned photographers of the 20th century.


The Final Cut Fund

A $500,000 fundraising campaign to help defray the hard costs of filmmaking—travel and shooting expenses, outlays for equipment and research.