Welcome to Planned Giving

When you make a planned gift to Cranbrook, you help us continue fulfilling our mission to develop a diverse and inclusive community of people who will live with purpose and integrity, create with passion, explore with curiosity, and strive for excellence.

To get started creating your legacy at Cranbrook, learn about the different gift options available to you by exploring What to Give and How to Give. Then compare gift options and calculate how these gifts could work for you.

To make it easy to build your charitable legacy at Cranbrook, we’ve partnered with FreeWill: a free online estate planning tool. In about 20 minutes, FreeWill guides you through writing your will or trust and makes it simple to donate any amount of your estate to Cranbrook with a legacy gift in your will.

And, of course, if you have any questions, please contact us. We enjoy working with you to accomplish your philanthropic and financial goals.

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Gifts by Will

We invite you to consider including Cranbrook in your will.

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Join the Cranbrook Legacy Society

We invite you to join our society honoring our generous donors.

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Plan by Life Stage

Learn which type of gift may be appropriate at your stage of life.

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Compare Gifts

Compare gift types to see which will best meet your goals.

Planned Giving Blog

Maximize Your Philanthropy and Minimize Your Taxes with a Charitable Trust

Do you want to learn how to maximize your giving through the creative use of charitable trusts? Read more for strategies about making timely adjustments to your trust portfolio for that purpose.

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Planned Giving Possibilities: The New Year Is a Great Time to Review Your Options

The new year brings new opportunities to plan for the future of your loved ones and favorite causes. Read more for a review of four easy and tax-smart charitable giving options.

Bunching Deductible Expenses This Year Can Ensure Greater Tax Savings for You

Do you know the benefits of “bunching” your deductible expenses into a single year? Read more to learn about this tax-savvy giving strategy for the charitably minded. 

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