Planned Giving

Planned giving is creative giving.

You, your financial advisor, and MassArt staff can work together to create a very special gift to MassArt. By investing with careful thought and planning, you may be able to give a special stretch gift that far exceeds any gift you may have given to MassArt before. Your planned gift will help Mass Art continue its legacy of excellent arts education, while also providing certain benefits to you and your family. Your benefits of a planned gift may include:

  • Income for life to you and/or another
  • Tax efficient asset transfer to family members
  • Income tax savings
  • Reduced estate and gift taxes
  • Elimination or substantial reduction in capital gains tax
  • Support for MassArt students and faculty
  • Membership in the Longwood Society

Planned Giving provides opportunities for you to choose the best assets with which to make a gift and expands possibilities using charitable gift vehicles that you mayintegrate into personal financial and estate planning. Since no two planned gifts are exactly alike, assets that may be used for a planned gift include, but are not limited to:

  • Cash
  • Life Insurance
  • Real Estate
  • Retirement Plans, including IRA, Keogh, 401 (k), 403 (a), and 403 (b)
  • Stock

In addition to discussing how to make your planned gift, you also can determine where the funds will go. Many donors choose to let the college decide and leave an unspecified gift, citing that a gift is for general purposes. However, you also may specify the purpose if you wish. Your planned gift can help provide funds for:

  • critically needed educational programs
  • faculty development
  • scholarships or travel funds
  • new equipment or other campus improvements

Please contact Marjorie O'Malley at (617) 879 7045 or for more information or to schedule a personal visit.


Marjorie O'Malley
Vice President of Advancement
617 879 7045