People everywhere have always gazed up at the night sky with curiosity and astronomy is the oldest of the sciences. Supporting the W. M. Keck Observatory through planned giving ensures this noble endeavor will continue far into the future.
Sophisticated donors are faced with many options. An individual may wish to transfer assets outright or retain an interest for a period of years so that an income stream is created for the donor or named beneficiaries. Tax law also provides incentives for the donation of appreciated publicly traded stocks or other marketable securities. Other assets, such as real estate, tangible personal property or business interests, may be appropriate to consider as well. By working with a tax professional, donors can benefit themselves, family members, or other individuals and the charitable organization of their choice — W. M. Keck Observatory.
If you choose to make a gift to the Keck Observatory through your Will, Trust, or planned gift in your Estate, please notify the Advancement Office in writing so that we may honor your gift appropriately.