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Testamentary Life-Income Gifts
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How it works

You write a will or revocable trust directing a bequest to Caltech.

You provide that the bequest first create a life-income gift benefiting your heirs.

After their income interest terminates, the remaining balance in the gift passes to Caltech.


  • One estate asset can benefit both Caltech and your heirs.
  • The resulting charitable estate-tax deduction will lower the cost of providing for children and family.
  • Provisions are revocable during your lifetime, increasing your planning flexibility.

For more information

Email us, complete the personal illustration form, or call us at 626-395-2927 so that we can assist you through every step of the process.