Charitable Gift Annuities
When you are looking for ways to help the University of Houston serve the region and impact the world, you shouldn't feel like you are choosing between your philanthropic goals and financial security. One gift that allows you to support UH's work while receiving fixed payments for life is a charitable gift annuity.
When you create a charitable gift annuity with UH, your gift provides you with regular payments and allows us to expand our opportunities for our students. You can also qualify for a variety of tax benefits, including a federal income tax charitable deduction when you itemize.
Delay Your Payments
If you are younger than 60 or don't need your payments immediately, you can set up a deferred gift annuity. This allows you to delay receiving payments until a later date—such as when you reach retirement. To learn more, view and download the FREE guide Plan for Retirement With a Deferred Gift Annuity.
Smith-Wensveen Endowment Created
An exuberant love of science and sound financial planning led Dean Earl L. Smith, III and his wife, Dr. Janice Wensveen to pledge a series of gifts, including deferred gift annuities, to the College of Optometry.
Their gift will enable the University of Houston to create a Smith-Wensveen Endowment in the College of Optometry with priority given to an endowed professorship or chair.
"We want to support scholars," Dean Smith says. In addition, their gift also provides benefits to the Smith-Wensveens. "It's actually a very good investment for a balanced portfolio, as well as for giving back to the University." Read more
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- Contact Andrea Olczak at 713-743-6313 or firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information on charitable gift annuities or to chat more about the personal benefits of creating an annuity with the University of Houston.
- Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
- If you include the University of Houston in your plans, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.
Legal Name: University of Houston System
Address: 4800 Calhoun Road, Houston, TX 77004
Federal Tax ID Number: 74-6001399
The information on this website is not intended as legal or tax advice. For such advice, please consult an attorney or tax advisor. Figures cited in examples are for illustrative purposes only. References to tax rates include federal taxes only and are subject to change. State law may further impact your individual results. Annuities are subject to regulation by the State of California. Payments under such agreements, however, are not protected or otherwise guaranteed by any government agency or the California Life and Health Insurance Guarantee Association. A charitable gift annuity is not regulated by the Oklahoma Insurance Department and is not protected by a guaranty association affiliated with the Oklahoma Insurance Department. Charitable gift annuities are not regulated by and are not under the jurisdiction of the South Dakota Division of Insurance.