You have the power to help safeguard the future of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. How? By making an endowed gift. Your gift is an investment in our future, helping us grow and thrive for years to come.
Here's how it works: Endowment donations are invested. A portion of the annual income from the investment is used to address immediate needs at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. The remaining funds are reinvested to ensure indefinite support.
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John H. Shaw III '67 received financial aid when he was a student, so it was only natural for him to want to give back to Rensselaer. In addition to the gifts he makes each year, he decided to endow the Joanna and John H. Shaw III '67 Scholarship through his estate to benefit future generations of Rensselaer students.
John says, "Income from the endowment will provide financial aid to engineering students at RPI. This is the best way I know to thank RPI for giving me such a fine education and a good life." He says the process of making a gift to Rensselaer is "very easy" and he encourages all alumni who can afford to do so make a similar gift from their estate. "RPI provided me with the information I needed in a simple and timely way," says Shaw, who updated his will just prior to a successful heart surgery. "I feel very good about this planned gift to the Rensselaer endowment."
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- Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
- Contact Art Tracy '92 MS at 518-276-2561 or firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss endowed gifts.
- If you include Rensselaer in your plans, please use our legal name and Federal Tax ID.
Legal Name: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Address: 110 8th St., Troy, NY 12180-3590
Federal Tax ID Number: 14-1340095
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 hypothetical purposes only and are subject to change. References to estate and income taxes include federal taxes only. State income/estate taxes or state law may impact your 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.