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Planned Giving

Discover the Benefits of Giving Wisely

Did you know there are creative ways to support the JC Raulston Arboretum? Ways in which the JCRA, you, and your loved ones all benefit at the same time?

Such giving techniques are called "planned gifts," because with thoughtful planning, you create win-win solutions for you and the College. For example:

Thoughtful Planning—Easy Giving

Do you have a vision for the Arboretum? There are many ways that you too can leave a legacy and make your vision a reality!

Giving appreciated stock could be more beneficial than giving cash:

Including a bequest to The North Carolina Agricultural Foundation Inc., to benefit the JC Raulston Arboretum means:

Please visit and talk to our planned giving specialist, De Teague, for a free/no obligation consultation regarding your vision for the JC Raulston Arboretum and your planned giving options?  Contact De Teague at (919) 513-2950 or de_teague@ncsu.edu or visit the College of Agriculture and Life Science's Gift Legacy Web site.

Example Bequest Language

Bequest of Cash

"I bequeath the sum of $___________ to the North Carolina Agricultural Foundation, Inc. of Raleigh, North Carolina, for the benefit of the JC Raulston Arboretum. I specify this sum for the JCRA Endowment for Excellence." (example)

Bequest of a Percent of the Estate

"I devise and bequeath ______% of the remainder and residue of property owned at my death, whether real or personal, and wherever located to the North Carolina Agricultural Foundation, Inc., Raleigh, North Carolina, for the benefit of the JC Raulston Arboretum. I specify this sum for the JCRA Endowment for Excellence." (example)

Contingent Bequest

"If my brother John Doe survives me, I devise and bequeath 20% of the remainder and residue of property owned at my death, whether real or personal, and wherever located to John Doe. If John Doe does not survive me, then I devise and bequeath 20% of my residuary estate, whether real or personal property and wherever located to the North Carolina Agricultural Foundation, Inc., Raleigh, North Carolina, for the benefit of the JC Raulston Arboretum. I specify this sum for the JCRA Endowment for Excellence." (example)

About the North Carolina Agricultural Foundation, Inc.

In most cases, bequests should be made to the North Carolina Agricultural Foundation, Inc. to be most effective. The JCRA is very fortunate to be part of this outstanding foundation that has been around since November 24, 1944. It was incorporated as a means to support agricultural research, extension, and teaching activities in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at NC State University. The cost of fund raising by the NCAF averages about 1.5% annually, well below the national average of 16% for other university foundations. We are very proud to announce that the NCAF has received its 3rd consecutive four-star rating for sound fiscal management by Charity Navigator. The North Carolina Agricultural Foundation, Inc.'s Federal ID number is 56-6049304.

For more Gift Planning information, please contact Sonia Murphy, CALS director of gift planning at (919) 513-0637 or sonia_murphy@nscu.edu.

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