Commercial Annuities

A Smart Gift to Leave to Oregon Health & Science University Foundation and Doernbecher Children's Hospital

Like retirement plan assets, commercial annuities provide for tax-deferred growth while the owner is living. Because distributions from commercial annuities are subject to income taxes, they are often considered among the best assets to leave to charity. Due to our tax-exempt status, Oregon Health & Science University Foundation and Doernbecher Children's Hospital can receive your commercial annuity completely tax-free. The best way to give a commercial annuity in support of our work after your lifetime is to name us as beneficiary.

Making this gift is as simple as updating your beneficiary form with your bank or insurance company. You can designate us as the primary beneficiary for a percentage or specific amount. You can also make us the contingent beneficiary so that we will receive the balance of your policy only if your primary beneficiary doesn’t survive you.

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Next Steps

  1. Contact the Office of Gift Planning at 503-228-1730 or giftplanninginfo@ohsu.edu for additional information on commercial annuities.
  2. Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
  3. If you include us in your plans, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.

Legal name: Oregon Health & Science University Foundation
Address: 1121 SW Salmon Street, Suite 100, Portland, OR 97205
Federal tax ID number: Tax ID Number: OHSU Foundation: 23-7083114