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Popular tax-smart gifts

Many people are increasingly choosing to give non-cash assets, so they can have a bigger impact at less cost to them.

Explore tax-smart gift options

Learn about gifts that maximize the impact of your support while providing tax benefits for you!

Stocks and securities

Many people love donating stock or mutual funds because it may help them avoid paying capital gains taxes.

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Donor Advised Funds

Easily recommend grants to Soka University of America for tax-efficient giving.

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Donate Bitcoin, Ethereum, and more to save on taxes and make a big impact.

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Qualified Charitable Distributions

Use your IRA to make tax-free gifts that benefit you and our mission.

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Real Estate

Donate real estate to make a lasting impact, unlocking the hidden potential of your property’s value.

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Retained Life Estate

Secure your home’s future through a Retained Life Estate, ensuring support for us while residing in your property.

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Support Our Mission

Your generous gifts enable us to equip citizens of the world with the tools they need to pursue purposeful lives seeking peace as a solution to all they encounter.

Through the Founder’s teachings I have come to recognize the transformative power of education in shaping individuals who can contribute to creating a more peaceful world for everyone. SUA holds a special place in my heart because it is an institution committed to providing young people who wish to become citizens of the world with the tools they will need to courageously look for peace as a universal solution wherever their paths may lead.


We’re here to help you meet your goals!

Our team would be happy to speak with you in confidence about your giving goals, with no obligation.

Name: Linda Kennedy

Title :Executive Director of Philanthropy

Phone: 949-480-4072


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More ways to make an impact

Gifts in a will or trust

Donations in your will or trust are (by far) the most popular type of planned gift. Learn more, or get help starting your will (for free!).

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Beneficiary designations

Gifting assets not covered by your will — like 401(k) or IRA accounts — may help your heirs avoid unwanted taxes, even if you’re below the estate tax threshold.

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Charitable Trusts

A charitable remainder trust or charitable lead trust offers a remarkable opportunity to support Soka while safeguarding your loved ones, both now and in the future.

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