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A Gift That Honors a Life

Memorials and Tributes

MSUIf you have a loved one who has been impacted by Montana State University, establishing a memorial or tribute gift is a meaningful way to honor your loved one or celebrate a special occasion such as a birthday while supporting the work of our mission. Your memorial or tribute gift will be a lasting tribute to your loved one and make a difference in the lives of those we serve.

A possible scenario

When Sarah's father passed away, she knew she wanted to do something that would establish a lasting legacy for him. She remembered that during his lifetime he was always praising MSU for its tireless efforts to better his community. So Sarah decided to make a gift to MSU in her father's name using appreciated securities. Not only will her father's legacy live on at MSU thanks to the gift and a commemorative plaque, but Sarah also received a federal income tax charitable deduction (because she itemizes her taxes) and eliminated capital gains tax on the securities.

How to Fund It

You can create a memorial gift using the following assets:

Next Steps

  1. Contact Kevin Brown at 406-994-4815 or for additional information on creating a memorial gift at Montana State University.
  2. Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
  3. If you make a memorial gift to Montana State University through your estate, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.

Legal Name: Montana State University Foundation, Inc.
Address: 1501 South 11th Avenue, Bozeman, MT 59715
Federal Tax ID Number: 81-6001649