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The ECU Donor Advised Fund Program

The ECU Donor Advised Fund takes care of all the details so you as a donor can focus on the joy of giving. This fund is a simple (one gift to support multiple charities) and tax-savvy way to help you make the most of your charitable dollars for those causes you care about. This appeals to donors of all ages and gift sizes.

From a minimum initial donation of $5,000 to donors who invest more than $1 million, it works for all. Whether you wish to bundle multiple years of giving in one transaction (so you itemize your income taxes strategically) or if you have a life altering event such as a sale of a closely held business or a significant securities realization and need one quick transaction for tax purposes, the ECU Donor Advised Fund has you covered.

When you contribute to your Giving Fund, your contributions are invested. Your contributions have the potential to grow, so you can give more to the charities you love.

The ECU Donor Advised Giving Fund Program offers donor-advised funds encourage and promote philanthropy and charitable giving by supporters of East Carolina University and other IRS-qualified US charities. Donors may make irrevocable contributions to a Giving Fund while retaining the philanthropic rewards of charitable giving in an advisory capacity and minimizing ongoing administrative responsibilities.

Contributions to a Giving Fund can qualify for an immediate tax deduction to the fullest extent permitted by law. The Program is sponsored and administered by Renaissance Charitable Foundation Inc.

Designated contributions for East Carolina University

Fifty percent of all contributions (plus or minus any related investment growth or loss) will be designated for donors to recommend grants only to East Carolina University. Donors may choose to recommend grants of the remaining funds to any permissible IRS-qualified U.S. charity, including, but not limited to, East Carolina University.

Download the ECU Donor Advised Giving Fund Circular guide that provides an overview of the policies, procedures and benefits associated with creating and maintaining a Giving Fund with the Program.

Establishing a Giving Fund

Individuals, families, trusts, estates, corporations and other entities are eligible to open a Giving Fund. To establish a Giving Fund, interested parties must complete an application and make an initial contribution to the Program. Initial contribution requirements vary are set forth on page 5 of this Program Circular. Applications may be completed online at ecu.donorfirstx.com.

Please contact the Office of Charitable Gift Planning if you are interested in exploring the options and details related to the ECU Donor Advised Fund Program using the information below.

Greg Abeyounis, MA '06
Associate Vice Chancellor for University Development
Phone: 252-328-9573
[email protected]

Jessica Nottingham '06, MA '08
Assistant Director of Planned Giving
Phone: 252-737-1507
[email protected]

Office of Charitable Gift Planning
University Advancement
2200 South Charles Boulevard
Greenville Centre, Suite 1100
Mail Stop 301
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27858

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