Start here by learning about the different planned giving options available to you. We’ll work with you to find a charitable plan that helps you maximize your tax opportunities, help you identify ways to satisfy your IRA minimum distribution, and ultimately leave your legacy at Pitt.

Panther Pride runs deep among Pitt student-athletes, fans, alumni and family. For our student-athletes, it officially begins when they sign their letter-of-intent to the University of Pittsburgh. For many others, it is seemingly part of their DNA.

Pitt student-athletes relentlessly pursue their championship dreams.
Those aspirations receive critical support from the financial investments made annually by Panther Club members.

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Our daily mission is to provide for Pitt’s 475 student-athletes, 300 band members, and 75 spirit squad members. Your support of the Panther Club paves the way not only for their success but for future generations of Panthers as well.



By including Pitt Athletics in your estate planning, you help provide the resources and opportunities for future Pitt student-athletes to achieve at the highest level and carry on your Pitt tradition.

Planned giving includes a wide variety of tools that allow you to elevate your impact on the future of Pitt Athletics. The most common form of planned giving is including Pitt Athletics in your will. Our staff is excited to work with you to find the planned giving option that is right for you and helps you leave a legacy at Pitt.

Making a planned gift in conjunction with your annual support allows you to offer gifts that make an immediate impact on Pitt’s student-athletes, coaches as well as the overall athletics department.




Gift Type



Gifts Pitt Athletics Can Use Today Outright
  • Makes an immediate impact
  • Observe gift in use during lifetime
  • Current income tax charitable deduction
  • Pitt immediate beneficiary
Charitable Lead Trust
  • Gift and estate tax savings
  • Freezes taxable value of appreciating assets before they pass to beneficiaries
  • Remainder to you or your heirs
Donor Advised Fund
  • Makes an immediate impact
  • Establishes one source for charitable giving
  • Current charitable contribution tax deduction
  • Pitt and one or more other charities
Gifts Providing Income to You Charitable Gift Annuity
  • Current income tax charitable deduction
  • Estate tax savings
  • Capital gains tax savings
  • Fixed lifetime payments to you or someone you choose
  • One or two annuitant beneficiaries
  • Remainder to Pitt
Charitable Remainder Trust
  • Current income tax charitable deduction
  • Estate tax savings
  • Capital gains tax savings
  • Lifetime payments to you or others
  • One or more beneficiaries
  • Remainder to Pitt Athletics
Planned Giving Charitable Bequest
  • Estate tax savings
  • Flexibility in caring for family needs first
  • Pitt Athletics
Retirement Plan Assets
  • Estate and income tax savings
  • Pitt Athletics
Life Insurance
  • May receive income tax charitable deduction
  • Pitt Athletics