Planned Giving


Planned giving is a wonderful way to support Cornish over time. Donors who include Cornish in their estate planning become part of a very special group—The Nellie Cornish Legacy Society.  This group of donors ensures the long-term growth and stability of Cornish and honors the spirit of Cornish’s founder, Nellie Centennial Cornish.

Giving plans can be structured according to your needs and philanthropic intent. For example, you can make an outright gift of cash or securities, a pledge, a bequest in your will or you can choose a vehicle such as a charitable trust.

The following are some of the more common ways to give to Cornish and qualify for income, gift and estate tax benefits.

There are many different ways to establish a planned gift. Cornish can work with you and your financial advisors to create a planned gift that meets your personal and charitable giving goals.

Outright Gifts

  • Cash
  • Appreciated securities: stocks, bonds, mutual funds
  • Real estate: personal residence, multi-family and land
  • Closely-held stock/business Interest
  • Life Insurance
  • Royalties
  • Tangible property: art work, musical instruments, jewelry and other valuables

Other Types of Gifts

  • Charitable remainder trust
  • Charitable lead trust
  • Life estate gifts
  • Bequests

For more information on planned giving, please contact the Office of Institutional Advancement, at 206.726.5064.