A Smart Gift to Leave to the University of Louisville

We Can Receive Your Commercial Annuity Tax-Free

Banks and life insurance companies typically sell commercial annuities. They provide the owner with fixed or variable income based on commercial rates of return. Because commercial annuities are subject to income and estate taxes, and for larger estates, federal taxes, they are often considered among the best assets to leave to charity. The best way to give a commercial annuity in support of our work after your lifetime is to name us as beneficiary.

Upon withdrawal, a distribution from a commercial annuity will be subject to federal income tax and applicable state income tax. By naming us as beneficiary, the University of Louisville can receive your commercial annuity completely tax-free and any assets contributed to UofL in this manner will result in a charitable deduction and help reduce any estate tax your estate might incur.

Making this gift is as simple as updating your beneficiary form with your bank or insurance company. You can designate us as the primary beneficiary for a percentage or specific amount. You can also make us the contingent beneficiary so that we will receive the balance of your policy only if your primary beneficiary doesn’t survive you.

Next Steps

  1. Please feel free to contact UofL's Office for Estate and Gift Planning at (502) 852-5051 or plannedgifts@louisville.edu with any questions.
  2. Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
  3. If you include UofL in your plans, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.

Legal Name: University of Louisville
Address: 2301 S. 3rd St., Louisville, KY 40292
Federal Tax ID Number: 61-1014882