The Missouri State University Foundation can work with you if you’d like to talk about your retirement assets, including IRAs, 401(K)s, 403(B)s, Employee Stock Ownership Plans, Keogh plans, pension plans and other tax-deferred plans.
How could a gift from retirement assets benefit you and your family?
- You will avoid both income and estate tax on the gift of your retirement asset.
- Your family can be freed of heavy tax obligations.
- You have the option to continue to take withdrawals during your lifetime.
- It’s a simple and easy process.
Hear from an alumnus who gave using this method
Three generations of my family have benefited from this institution.
“My mother graduated here and taught in a one-room school. Because of my father’s illness, she was the sole breadwinner for our family during the Depression years of the 1930s. She was paid $520 a year, not a month, a year. We were poor, even by Depression standards, but without my mother’s college degree, I dare not think what would have happened to us. Thank God for this college.
I represent the second generation to go here. After my mother’s death, my father and I lived on a 20-acre rock pile we called a farm. Thus, I was able to live at home, milk a few cows and pay my way through college. Had it not been for MSU, attending college would have been a huge challenge. I graduated in three years with an education that enabled me to excel in law school and beyond. Again, thanks to this university.
My late wife Wilma and I had three children, all of whom graduated from Greenwood and went on to earn professional degrees. One of them is a professor here. As you can see, three generations of my family have benefited from this university. In addition, it has honored me in many ways since my graduation by allowing me to be involved in its dreams and endeavors.
As a result, I have been a firsthand witness to its remarkable growth and contribution to society. So why do I want to give back to the university? How could I do less? What I will leave to it is just some possessions. What it has given to my family and me is priceless.” – Thomas Strong, ’52.