Planned Giving

Plan Your Legacy

Did you know that there are many ways to support Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences besides writing a check? With a little planning, you can include a gift to ACPHS within your overall estate or financial plans that preserves the College's mission and provides you and your loved ones with tax benefits in return. Whether you would like to put your donation to work today or benefit us after your lifetime, you can find a charitable plan that lets you provide for your family and support ACPHS.

Ways of Giving

The Easiest Way to Make an Impact

Interested in helping the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences with our mission but aren’t ready to give a gift today? A simple, flexible and versatile way to ensure we can continue our work for years to come is a gift in your will or living trust, known as a charitable bequest. By including a bequest to ACPHS in your will or living trust, you are ensuring that we can continue our mission for years to come. Please see {Sample Bequest Language} to learn how to include a bequest in your financial planning documents.

Continue Supporting ACPHS

After Your Lifetime Passionate about leaving a legacy of support for Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences? It's not only possible, it's easy to do with a beneficiary designation. Just name ACPHS as a beneficiary to receive assets such as retirement plans and life insurance policies. Simply fill out the necessary beneficiary forms provided by your retirement and insurance providers. Not only is it simple, but it's also flexible—you aren't locked into the choices you make today. You can review and adjust beneficiary designations anytime you want.

Sample Language to Relay Your Intentions

The following language may aid you and your attorney in preparing your bequest to the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Each individual situation is unique and, therefore, these examples include only some of the possible gift opportunities. We encourage you to share your final will provision with ACPHS to ensure that your wishes can be properly followed and recognized.


I give, devise and bequeath (specific asset; dollar amount; % of estate; etc.) to the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences , a nonprofit corporation organized in accordance with the laws of the State of New York for the purpose of supporting the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, an educational institution, located at Albany, New York. The property comprising this gift may be merged, for investment purposes, with any of the general investment assets of the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences .

The distributions from the gift shall be:
a) unrestricted, unless directed by a separate gift agreement.; or
b) used to ... (after consulting with the Foundation, include specific gift-use preference(s) here, and include the following sentence to ensure your gift remains useful in the future.)

The gift shall be entered in the Foundation’s books and records as the (desired name of fund) Fund, and shall always be so designated. If, in the judgment of the Foundation Board of Trustees, changed circumstances should, at some future time, render the designated use of this fund impracticable, unwise or inappropriate, then the Board shall use the fund to further the objectives and purposes of the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, giving consideration to my special interest as evidenced by the purpose described above.



Turn Your Generosity Into Lifetime Income

When you are looking for ways to help the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences with our mission, you shouldn't feel like you are choosing between your philanthropic goals and financial security. One gift that allows you to support ACPHS’s work while receiving fixed payments for life is a charitable gift annuity. Not only does this gift provide you with regular payments and allow us to further our work, but when you create a charitable gift annuity with ACPHS you can also qualify for a variety of tax benefits, including a federal income tax charitable deduction when you itemize.

Discover a Gift That Is Truly Win-Win

Looking for a way to give the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences a significant gift? If you have built up a sizeable estate and are also looking for ways to receive reliable income payments, you may want to check out the advantages of setting up a charitable remainder trust.

Benefits of a charitable remainder trust include:

  • Potential for a partial charitable income tax deduction
  • Potential for increased income
  • Up-front capital gains tax avoidance

There are two ways to receive payments with charitable remainder trusts:

The annuity trust pays you, each year, the same dollar amount you choose at the start. Your payments stay the same, regardless of fluctuations in trust investments.

The unitrust pays you, each year, a variable amount based on a fixed percentage of the fair market value of the trust assets. The amount of your payments is redetermined annually. If the value of the trust increases, so do your payments. If the value decreases, however, so will your payments.

Provide for Your Loved Ones and ACPHS

Do you want to benefit from the tax savings that result from supporting the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, yet you don't want to give up any assets that you'd like your family to receive someday? You can have it both ways with a charitable lead trust.

There are two ways charitable lead trusts make payments:

A charitable lead annuity trust pays a fixed amount each year to ACPHS and is more attractive when interest rates are low.

A charitable lead unitrust pays a variable amount each year based on the value of the assets in the trust. With a unitrust, if the trust's assets go up in value, for example, the payments to ACPHS go up as well.

Transforming Real Estate to Gift Reality

Want to make a big gift to the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences without touching your bank account? Consider giving us real estate. Such a generous gift helps us continue our work for years to come. And a gift of real estate also helps you. When you give us appreciated property you have held longer than one year, you qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction. You avoid paying capital gains tax. And you no longer have to deal with that property's maintenance costs, property taxes, or insurance.

Another benefit: You don't have to hassle with selling the real estate. You can deed the property directly to ACPHS or ask your attorney to add a few sentences in your will or trust agreement.

There are many mechanisms to donate real estate including an outright gift, via your will or living trust, through a retained life estate, a bargain sale, or within a trust or annuity.

Investing in Perpetuity

You have the power to help safeguard the future of the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. How? By making an endowed gift. Your gift is an investment in our future, helping us grow and thrive for years to come.

To create an endowment, you give cash, securities or other assets that we carefully invest. If you can't give up assets today, you can make the gift in your will, specifying that your gift be used to fund an endowment. Once we receive your gift, we will use a small portion to support our crucial needs. The balance of your endowed fund will remain invested, however, to ensure it lasts forever.

Planned Giving

Donor Impact

Whether they give through their wills, retirement plan assets or life insurance, our supporters have one thing in common: They want to shape the future of the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Meet some of the generous people whose forethought will change the lives of our students for years to come.

Francis J. O’Brien Society

The Francis J. O'Brien Society honors individuals who have made a charitable planned gift (such as bequests, appreciated securities, gifts of retirement accounts, or life insurance) or have made it known their intentions to include Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in their wills or estate plans. Membership in this society expresses your belief in ACPHS and demonstrates your commitment to improving the future through higher education. Your generosity not only works as a catalyst for positive change, but also inspires others to get involved and make a difference.

This giving society is named in honor of Francis J. O'Brien, an alumnus of the Class of 1920 and former Professor and Dean at the College. Dean O'Brien is often credited with transforming the College and Pharmacy as a profession during his tenure at the College. Dean O'Brien left a lasting impression on his students and the College as a whole.

If you have included Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in your estate plan, please let us know as we are always grateful for such generosity. We would like to thank you appropriately for your commitment by making you a charter member of the Francis J. O'Brien Society. If you have any questions or need additional information regarding Estate Planning, please contact Bill Jabour in the Institutional Advancement Office at 518-694-7304. Please know you may choose to remain anonymous and ACPHS will abide by your wishes for privacy.

We’re Here to Help

Planning your estate and legacy for future generations including your charitable interests takes careful evaluation. Consulting with the appropriate professionals can make this process easier for you. By discussing your charitable intentions with us, we can ensure your intentions are met, your investments maximized, and that future generations of ACPHS faculty and students will be impacted by your philanthropic legacy.

Act now to take the steps that you need to do to be a good steward of the resources you intend to leave behind. You can contact us below, or use our request for information form to get more information.