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South Carolina Honors College


Deferred Gifts: Leave a Legacy

Invest in the Honors College with a strategy that meets your priorities and fund initiatives that are most important to you. Some of these vehicles include life insurance, charitable annuities and remainder trusts. These plans provide a return to you and your family for a specific duration of time with either the principle or interest given to the Honors College. Our development officers are available to work with you or your financial adviser to find the right plan for you.

Join the Carolina Guardian Society

The Carolina Guardian Society recognizes donors of deferred gifts. To qualify for membership, donors must make a commitment, confirmed in writing and subject to certain restrictions, that includes one of the following:

  • A bequest in a will or revocable trust
  • A life income gift that names the University of South Carolina, the Honors College or one of its affiliated foundations as a remainder beneficiary, such as a charitable remainder trust or a charitable gift annuity
  • A charitable lead trust that provides income to the University of South Carolina, the Honors College or one of its affiliated foundations for your lifetime or a term of years
  • A gift or assignment of qualified retirement plan assets, such as a an IRA, 401(k) or 403(b)
  • A gift of life insurance

For more information on the Carolina Guardian Society or to explore any of these options further, visit the Gift Planning website.