Smart Ways to Give

The IRA Gift (QCD)

The IRA charitable rollover (also called the Qualified Charitable Distribution, or QCD) is a great way to make a tax-free gift to Bennington College.

Donor-Advised Fund

A donor-advised fund can provide you with immediate tax benefits while making your charitable giving easier for years to come. Might a donor-advised fund be right for you? Here’s how it works.

Real Estate

A gift of real estate allows you to preserve your cash assets, receive tax and income advantages, and make a significant charitable gift to Bennington.

Charitable Lead Annuity Trust

Make a substantial gift to Bennington College in the form of fixed annual payments and pass assets to your family or other heirs at reduced tax cost.

Charitable Lead Unitrust

Make a substantial gift to Bennington College in the form of variable annual payments and pass assets to your family or other heirs at reduced tax cost.