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Gifts of Life Insurance

A Gift of Buried Treasure


How it works

You transfer ownership of a paid-up life insurance policy to The Marshall University Foundation, Inc..

Marshall elects to cash in the policy now or to keep the policy and receive the death benefit later.


  • You receive gift credit and an immediate income tax deduction for the cash surrender value of the policy.
  • In some cases, you can use the cash value in your policy to fund a life-income gift, such as a deferred gift annuity.
  • You can have the satisfaction of making a significant gift now to the MU Foundation without adversely affecting your cash flow.