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Inspired to Give Back: Couple's Support Extends From Positive Experiences With DBU
Fred and Clairene Herold are a part of the Dallas Baptist University story, stretching back to its days in Decatur. Since being introduced to the school, DBU has held a fond place in their hearts. More

DBU Changes the Lives of One Couple
When Mildred and Harold Sadler dreamed of opening Sadler's Smokehouse restaurant in 1961, they didn't have much to their name. But the lifelong East Texas residents knew the Lord would take care of them and they were determined to work hard. More

Duane and Virginia Payne: A Vital Part of the DBU Family
If you ask Duane or Virginia Payne about Dallas Baptist University, they will smile and say that they love DBU, the students, the faculty, the staff and the administration. And because of their love, the Paynes have done their best to support DBU with special financial gifts and also through their estate planning. More

Janette Eubanks: Trusting the Lord for Educational Direction
Janette attended Grace Preparatory Academy in Arlington, Texas. A talented athlete, Janette participated in sports year-round, playing volleyball and running track. Janette hoped to continue playing sports in college, but the Lord had other plans. More

Dollie Culp: Furthering God's Kingdom Through Christian Education
Throughout the 1980s, Dollie Culp worked with the Baptist General Convention of Texas (BGCT) and their Christian Education Coordinating Board. More

Two Perspectives, Two Good Reasons for Supporting DBU
According to J.C. and Opal Milstead, husband and wife for 54 years, Dallas Baptist University has a special place in their hearts-but for entirely different reasons. More

Trammells See Firsthand That DBU Makes a Difference
Drs. Tim and Peggy Trammell have collectively served Dallas Baptist University for more than 50 years. More

Herb and Barbara Pedersen: Committed to Maintaining DBU's Academic Excellence and Spiritual Emphasis
Dr. Herbert Pedersen is frequently seen on the Dallas Baptist University campus for a variety of reasons. He serves on the board of trustees, has been an adjunct professor, is currently director of an internship program in the Gary Cook Graduate School of Leadership, and has even been known to bulldoze dirt and work on campus building and beautification projects. More

Retired Employee Proud of Her Association With DBU
When Maxine Crouch Day says that she just loves Dallas Baptist University, there can be no doubting her sincerity. More

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A charitable bequest is one or two sentences in your will or living trust that leave to Dallas Baptist University a specific item, an amount of money, a gift contingent upon certain events or a percentage of your estate.

an individual or organization designated to receive benefits or funds under a will or other contract, such as an insurance policy, trust or retirement plan

"I, [name], of [city, state, ZIP], give, devise and bequeath to Dallas Baptist University, Dallas, Texas, [written amount or percentage of the estate or description of property] for its unrestricted use and purpose."

able to be changed or cancelled

A revocable living trust is set up during your lifetime and can be revoked at any time before death. They allow assets held in the trust to pass directly to beneficiaries without probate court proceedings and can also reduce federal estate taxes.

cannot be changed or cancelled

tax on gifts generally paid by the person making the gift rather than the recipient

the original value of an asset, such as stock, before its appreciation or depreciation

the growth in value of an asset like stock or real estate since the original purchase

the price a willing buyer and willing seller can agree on

The person receiving the gift annuity payments.

the part of an estate left after debts, taxes and specific bequests have been paid

a written and properly witnessed legal change to a will

the person named in a will to manage the estate, collect the property, pay any debt, and distribute property according to the will

A donor advised fund is an account that you set up but which is managed by a nonprofit organization. You contribute to the account, which grows tax-free. You can recommend how much (and how often) you want to distribute money from that fund to Dallas Baptist University or other charities. You cannot direct the gifts.

An endowed gift can create a new endowment or add to an existing endowment. The principal of the endowment is invested and a portion of the principal’s earnings are used each year to support our mission.

Tax on the growth in value of an asset—such as real estate or stock—since its original purchase.

Securities, real estate or any other property having a fair market value greater than its original purchase price.

Real estate can be a personal residence, vacation home, timeshare property, farm, commercial property or undeveloped land.

A charitable remainder trust provides you or other named individuals income each year for life or a period not exceeding 20 years from assets you give to the trust you create.

You give assets to a trust that pays our organization set payments for a number of years, which you choose. The longer the length of time, the better the gift tax savings to you. When the term is up, the remaining trust assets go to you, your family or other beneficiaries you select. This is an excellent way to transfer property to family members at a minimal cost.

You fund this type of trust with cash or appreciated assets—and receive an immediate federal income tax charitable deduction. You can also make additional gifts; each one also qualifies for a tax deduction. The trust pays you, each year, a variable amount based on a fixed percentage of the fair market value of the trust assets. When the trust terminates, the remaining principal goes to Dallas Baptist University as a lump sum.

You fund this trust with cash or appreciated assets—and receive an immediate federal income tax charitable deduction. Each year the trust pays you or another named individual the same dollar amount you choose at the start. When the trust terminates, the remaining principal goes to Dallas Baptist University as a lump sum.

A beneficiary designation clearly identifies how specific assets will be distributed after your death.

A charitable gift annuity involves a simple contract between you and Dallas Baptist University where you agree to make a gift to Dallas Baptist University and we, in return, agree to pay you (and someone else, if you choose) a fixed amount each year for the rest of your life.

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