Ways to Give

Benefactors have a variety of reasons for making gifts to Nova Southeastern University. We thank you for your generosity and continued support. The following information is designed to help you make a meaningful gift, while considering your personal circumstances and the needs of your heirs.

Gifts Made Today

These gifts provide individuals with tangible personal benefits, depending upon the assets utilized to fund the gift. Read more

Gifts of Cash

A cash gift by check is a common and easy method for making an outright charitable contribution. Read more

Assets Worth Donating

Any type of asset that you irrevocably donate to a charitable organization, like NSU, may result in a current income tax deduction, and there may be other tax benefits resulting from your contribution. Read more

Gifts for the Future


A bequest from either a will or living trust allows you to pass any amount you wish to NSU free of estate tax. Read more


When the university is named as a beneficiary from your IRA, NSU is able to receive the funds without any taxable consequences. Read more

Life Insurance

If you are thinking about a contribution to NSU, a gift of your life insurance could be a sensible, as well as generous, option. Read more

Gifts that Pay You Income

Charitable Gift Annuity

With a charitable gift annuity, you donate assets to NSU, we reinvest those assets, and we agree to make fixed income payments to you for life. Read more

Retained Life Estate

By deeding your home to the university now, you can still obtain valuable tax advantages. Read more

Charitable Lead Trust

A charitable lead trust will allow you to pass assets to your family with significant estate tax savings, while at the same time, making a gift to NSU. Read more

Charitable Remainder Annuity Trust

A charitable remainder annuity trust will pay you, year after year, the same dollar amount you choose at the outset. The income payments are fixed, based on the starting valuation. Read more

Charitable Remainder Unitrust

This type of gift planning vehicle is like a combination of a gift and an investment plan. You place assets in trust and you (and/or another beneficiary) receive lifetime income from those assets, then NSU receives the remainder. Read more

Ward Sullivan, Director of Legacy Giving

Phone: (954) 262-2135 Fax: (954) 262-3974