Legacy Planning

What will your legacy be? Many members of our Chapman Family find peace of mind in knowing that they have provided for loved ones and for the future of Chapman through their estate plans.

If you are passionate about Chapman, contact us to learn more about including the university in your legacy plans. Your generosity will create invaluable opportunities for generations of students.

For those who wish to give to Chapman today, the CARES Act passed in 2020 included several charitable tax provisions to encourage philanthropy. Congress has extended these provisions for 2021, including:

  • A deduction for charitable donors who do not itemize when filing their tax returns. If you do not itemize but make a cash gift to charity, you will be allowed to take a special tax deduction, up to $300 ($600 for joint filers), to reduce your tax liability.
  • An increase in the deduction limit up to 100% of a donor's annual income for cash gifts (previously the deduction was capped at 60% of annual income). When you make a charitable gift via check, wire transfer, cash or credit card you will potentially be able to deduct more this year than is typically permitted.

Gift Tax Surprise

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Donor Stories

Donor Stories

Learn how others have made an impact on Chapman and our mission through their generous legacy gifts. Explore the many benefits of legacy planning.
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