Planned Gifts

The University is thankful for the generosity and vision of individuals and families that make planned gifts. Together, we can ensure that Rivier’s mission of transforming hearts and minds to serve the world remains vibrant on our campus and throughout the world long into the future.

Alumni and friends have made an impact on the University and our students through a variety of planned gifts. You can plan a legacy gift that will have a significant impact on Rivier’s future.

Charitable Gift Annuities

Designed to benefit both the donor and the University, the gift annuity is a great option for alumni and friends who wish to contribute to Rivier while also receiving tax benefits and a lifelong income stream. In addition to providing these personal benefits to the donor, the gift which funds the annuity advances Rivier’s mission and supports the role of teaching and learning for years to come.


The Rivier University Heritage Society recognizes those alumni and friends who have made a bequest to Rivier University in their estate plans. If you have already included Rivier in your plans or intend to do so, you are invited to contact the Office of University Advancement and Alumni Relations.

Life Insurance

Gifts of life insurance can be made to the University. You may also purchase an insurance policy with Rivier University as the owner and sole beneficiary. All premiums you pay are tax deductible.

IRA Charitable Rollover

If you are 70½ years or older, you can take advantage of a simple way to benefit the Rivier University Fund and receive tax benefits in return. You can give up to $100,000 from your IRA directly to a qualified charity such as ours without having to pay income taxes on the money. Your gift put will be put to use today, allowing you to see the impact of your support. We can help you easily make a direct transfer from your IRA as a gift to Rivier, and you can change the lives of Rivier students today!

Donor Advised Funds

You can have a direct and lasting impact on Rivier students by recommending a gift from your donor-advised fund. A donor-advised fund, which is like a charitable savings account, gives you the flexibility to recommend how much and how often money is granted to the Rivier University Fund and other charities you support. You transfer cash or other assets to a tax-exempt sponsoring organization such as a public foundation, and may qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction at the time you contribute to the account. You can then recommend how much and how often money is granted.

The information on this page is not intended as legal or tax advice. For specific advice for you and the state in which you live, consult an attorney or tax advisor.

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If you're considering a planned gift, we'd love to talk about how you can maximize your impact on the University and our students.


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