Gift Annuity | Mount St. Joseph University


  • The donor transfers an asset (cash, stock, property, etc.) directly to the Mount, and receives fixed payments for life.


  • The donor makes a gift of cash or property to the University.
  • The Mount contracts with the donor to pay her, him, or others fixed guaranteed annual payments for life. We calculate the amount using the donor's age and current interest rates.


  • The donor receives a guaranteed lifetime income.
  • A simple contract between the donor and the Mount is the only legal requirement.
  • The Mount has current use of the portion of the gift not used for annuity payments.

Tax Consequences

  • The donor receives a current charitable income tax deduction for a portion of the gift, based on adjusted gross income.
  • Part of each annuity income payment is return of principal and is tax-free.
  • The donor avoids capital gains tax on a portion of the appreciated property gifted.
  • The property gifted is not subject to estate taxes.

Contact Information

E-mail Mark Osborne, Coordinator of Annual Giving and Young Alumni Programs, or call (513) 244-4892 or (800) 654-9314 ext. 4475. He can help you create a charitable gift plan that will fulfill your financial and philanthropic goals.

Mount St. Joseph University is not engaged in rendering legal or tax advising services. For advice and assistance in your specific case, seek the services of an attorney or other professional advisor.