Types of Gifts

There are many ways to make a gift to LFGSM.  Each one offers distinct benefits to you and to the School — today and for years to come.

Gifts of Cash
The simplest and fastest way to give to LFGSM is to write a check or to use your credit or debit card to make a gift on LFGSM’s secure
online giving site.  Your gift is transferred immediately to the School and is tax deductible.  Or you may mail gifts to Lake Forest Graduate School of Management.  Major cash gifts may be made as a pledge to be paid over a specified period.  For more information about making a major gift, please call the LFGSM Development Department.

Gifts of Securities
Gifts of securities, including stocks and bonds, to the School may be made with minimal out-of-pocket costs, and, when stock is transferred directly to the LFGSM, you do not have to pay capital gains tax. You also may want to explore innovative gifts such as real estate, tangible personal property, and life insurance.

Planned Gifts
A planned, or deferred, gift — such as a bequest made through your will or a gift of life insurance — enables you to make a larger gift to LFGSM than you may have thought possible, while providing financial security for you and your family.
Our Guide to Planned Giving will help you explore the many excellent options available to create a planned giving strategy that meets your needs and goals. We’ll also be happy to work with you and your legal or financial counsel to develop a plan that will benefit you and the School.

Gifts to Create an Endowment
Endowments are essential to developing and maintaining vitality and quality at LFGSM. Your endowment gift makes a lasting difference. For more information, contact the LFGSM Development Department.

Commemorative Gifts
You may make a gift to LFGSM in honor or in memory of an individual or to mark a special occasion or event.  For more information, contact the
LFGSM Development Department.

Matching Gifts
If you or your spouse is employed by a matching gift company, your gift to LFGSM may be doubled, or even tripled.
See if your employer matches employee donationsto educational institutions.  For more information, contact matchinggift@LFGSM.edu.