Gift Planning

Each donor has unique goals and requirements when it comes to gift planning. There are different types of vehicles for every situation, whether you want to avoid estate taxes, provide for loved ones, or simply maximize the benefit of your generosity to The Cooper Union. Read on to learn about the various ways you can include Cooper in your financial and estate planning.

The Cooper Union is grateful to the alumni and friends who have offered to provide our donors with guidance related to their financial and charitable goals. To connect with one of the advisors listed below, contact planned-giving@cooper.edu.

Barbara Yee ChE'81, Managing Director at Morgan Stanley
With over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry, Barbara has offered to assist fellow Cooper alumni with tax and trust planning, wealth transfer strategies, and other family wealth solutions. Read her bio.

Tracy Green Landauer, Tax and Trusts & Estates Attorney
A partner at Culhane Meadows, Tracy provides personal estate planning, charitable gift planning and closely-held business succession planning to individuals and families. Read her bio.


Bequests

Provide now for a future gift to The Cooper Union through your estate.
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Gifts that Generate Payments to You

These vehicles allow you to make a gift to The Cooper Union while generating income for yourself and your loved ones.
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Gifts of Retirement Assets

You can provide a gift to Cooper through your Retirement Account now, or as part of your estate plans.
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Beneficiary Designation

You can designate The Cooper Union as the beneficiary of a number of assets, including Retirement Plans, Life Insurance and Investment Accounts.
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Gifts of Real Estate, Securities, Life Insurance, and Other Property

Your unneeded assets could provide a generous gift to The Cooper Union.
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More Information

If you would like to learn more about gift planning options at Cooper, or if you would like to notify us of a planned or incoming contribution, please contact planned-giving@cooper.edu.

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.