Bequests and Other Legacy Gifts

Gift planning is the making of “gift that costs you nothing now” — a gift that helps AKU in the future and will almost certainly ​reduce your taxes.  Gift planning helps you achieve your philanthropic, tax, and financial goals all at once — and enables you to make larger gifts than you might have thought possible. 

Legacy gifts have a profound and lasting impact on scholarship, teaching, and research at AKU and are a continuing source of strength and support for the University.  By including AKU in your estate plans, you make a lasting contribution that will touch countless lives.​

The University will do with your legacy gift as you ask.  Your gift can be “unrestricted" — that is, can support the University's greatest needs — or applied to the purpose, school, department, or initiative about which you care most.

AKU recommends that donors considering a legacy gift consult their family as well as their legal or financial advisor.  Individuals should take the necessary steps to ensure that they have made sufficient provision for their family and other heirs after their demise.  In this way the gift will reflect responsible stewardship of family resources as well as charitable service to society.

All of these legacy gifts are perfectly revocable.  You can change them if you need to, if your circumstances and needs change.  None of these gifts is carved in stone.

Most legacy gifts come from

​Other ​legacy gifts include

​Our Gift Planning Society​

Should you include Aga Khan University in your estate plans, we  hope you will share that wonderful news with us by completing the form below. 

We would take great pleasure in welcoming you into our gift planning society.  The society is our way of saying thank you for remembering the University in your estate plans. The members of the society will be listed in our annual report of gifts, will receive pins and other items with the society’s logo, and will be invited to special events for society members.


Legacy​ Gifts: Canada | USA

Gift Planning Society Form: Canada | USA | Other Countries​​​​

​Brochure: Gift Planning​

Video: Gift Planning​ (22 minutes)

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