Estate Planning

Gift Plans

For more information regarding estate planning with the College of Physicians and Surgeons, please contact Laura Tenenbaum, Director of Development, at or 212-342-2108.


Give to Columbia University Medical Center without affecting cashflow during your lifetime.

Charitable Gift Annuity
Receive stable lifetime payments and significant tax benefits.

Charitable Lead Trust
Discover the innovative way to pass appreciating assets to family members while also helping Columbia University Medical Center.

Deferred Gift Annuity
Build retirement earnings by deferring the onset of annuity payments. (Recommended for younger donors.)

FLIP Unitrust
Our most flexible life-income gift, especially when donating non-liquid or hard-to-value assets.

Pooled Income Fund
Give cash or securities, receive an income tax deduction, avoid capital gains tax on the transfer, and secure lifetime income.

Remainder Annuity Trust
Make a significant gift and receive fixed income payments each year.

Remainder Unitrust
Make a significant gift and create a flexible source of income.

Retained Life Estate
Receive a large deduction by donating a residence while retaining the right to live there for life.