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Planned Gifts

Bear Backers who have designated planned gifts have forever bonded their legacy with Cal. Planned estate gifts are among the University’s largest sources of income and truly impact the future of Cal Athletics and the scholar-athletes who represent the Golden Bears.

A planned gift is an appealing way to design a large and lasting impact on Cal Athletics. Planned support can be gifted now or in the future in many ways (including through designation of charitable trusts, gift annuities, bequests, life insurance, IRAs and estates), and can offer a wide variety of benefits for you such as:

  • Providing annual income for you and/or a beneficiary
  • Avoiding capital gains on appreciated assets
  • Enjoying significant tax savings

Planned giving Bear Backers also receive special membership in the University’s Benjamin Ide Wheeler Society, which was established in 1987 to recognize and honor this important group of benefactors.

For more information on estate and planned gifts, contact Bear Backers at calbearbackers@berkeley.edu or call (510) 642-2427 or visit planyourlegacy.berkeley.edu

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IMPORTANT NOTE: Planned Gifts are not eligible for are not eligible for football or men's basketball season ticket seat donations, but do earn priority points in the lifetime giving area of the point formula.

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