Is This Gift Right for You? 

Calculate Your Benefits
A retained life estate works for Willamette University supporters who would like to use their homes to support our mission but continue living there for life. Review this checklist to help you further determine whether this way to give works well for you.

Profile of a Giver
  • You want to make a major gift to Willamette University after your lifetime.
  • You enjoy living in your home and envision living there for the rest of your life.
  • You're happy to retain many of the rights and responsibilities of homeownership (maintenance, insurance, property taxes, etc.) and feel comfortable deeding us your home today.
  • You want immediate income tax relief.

Punching the Numbers
The amount of your income tax deduction depends, in part, on the value of the property and your age (and the age of any other person given life use). Your tax professional can help you determine what your benefit will be.

Gift Calculator Calculate your possible benefits for arranging a retained life estate with us.

We Can Help
Contact Lori L. Hoby at (866) 204-8102 or lhoby@willamette.edu with any questions about establishing a retained life estate with Willamette University. We're happy to help, without obligation.