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Charitable Giving

Gifts to the college come in all shapes and sizes and are greatly appreciated. Whether you are running your own veterinary hospital, working part-time for another veterinarian or newly retired, finances are on your mind. Chances are, you’ve always wanted to give back to the place that helped to make you who you are today, but you may not be sure how to do this in an uncertain economic climate.

Recently, the family of Dr. Leon Z. Saunders PhD ’51 contacted us about creating a memorial scholarship. They originally had planned to establish the scholarship through a life insurance policy, but realized that it was more tax advantageous to give through his estate. See Saunders Scholarship for more about this story.

If you are looking for a way to increase your income, decrease your tax bill, or simply provide for the College of Veterinary Medicine sometime in the future, we encourage you to consider options as powerful as naming the College in your will or as creative as naming Cornell as the or one of the beneficiaries on a life insurance policy you may not be relying upon.

Find out how to give to Cornell tax free through your IRA or increase your cash flow by visiting We would also be happy to talk with you personally about your specific situation.


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