Emma Anderson: Santa Clara Through and Through

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Emma Anderson, who lived to be 92, devoted decades of her life to SCU's Catala Club.

Emma Anderson, a lifelong resident of Santa Clara, gave back to the community throughout her 92 years both personally and professionally. Married to Jack Anderson for more than 40 years, Emma kept the books for their business, Globe Printing Company, well known for printing tickets for concert venues and sports teams, including her beloved Giants.

After her husband's death in 1989, Emma ran Globe for eight years before retiring. It was then that she became very involved in SCU's Catala Club, an organization for women to help further Santa Clara University's educational mission. Through her involvement, she learned about the financial needs of current students.

"The students were always her focus," says Bill Sheehan, who is now retired but previously oversaw planned giving at SCU.

While still with us, Emma made a charitable gift to the university called a charitable gift annuity that provided her with a steady income during her lifetime. After she passed away in March 2012, the remainder of her gift annuity became the Emma Shane Anderson Endowed Scholarship Fund to fund student scholarships for Catala.

This March, Catala will be honoring Emma's life and enthusiasm for Santa Clara's students. Last year, Catala also dedicated its annual fashion show to Emma.

From a marriage in Saint Clare's Church presided over by the late Wilfred Crowley, S.J., to running a local business to her charitable giving, Emma's life was deeply intertwined with her hometown – and her legacy will continue on through the Santa Clara alumni who were able to attend college thanks to her support.

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For more information about charitable gift annuities or other ways to support SCU students, please contact the Gift Planning team at 408-554-2108 or giftplanning@scu.edu.

A charitable bequest is one or two sentences in your will or living trust that leave to Santa Clara University a specific item, an amount of money, a gift contingent upon certain events or a percentage of your estate.

an individual or organization designated to receive benefits or funds under a will or other contract, such as an insurance policy, trust or retirement plan

"I give to Santa Clara University, a nonprofit corporation currently located at 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95053-1400, or its successor thereto, ______________ [written amount or percentage of the estate or description of property] for its unrestricted use and purpose."

able to be changed or cancelled

A revocable living trust is set up during your lifetime and can be revoked at any time before death. They allow assets held in the trust to pass directly to beneficiaries without probate court proceedings and can also reduce federal estate taxes.

cannot be changed or cancelled

tax on gifts generally paid by the person making the gift rather than the recipient

the original value of an asset, such as stock, before its appreciation or depreciation

the growth in value of an asset like stock or real estate since the original purchase

the price a willing buyer and willing seller can agree on

The person receiving the gift annuity payments.

the part of an estate left after debts, taxes and specific bequests have been paid

a written and properly witnessed legal change to a will

the person named in a will to manage the estate, collect the property, pay any debt, and distribute property according to the will

A donor advised fund is an account that you set up but which is managed by a nonprofit organization. You contribute to the account, which grows tax-free. You can recommend how much (and how often) you want to distribute money from that fund to SCU or other charities. You cannot direct the gifts.

An endowed gift can create a new endowment or add to an existing endowment. The principal of the endowment is invested and a portion of the principal’s earnings are used each year to support our mission.

Tax on the growth in value of an asset—such as real estate or stock—since its original purchase.

Securities, real estate, or any other property having a fair market value greater than its original purchase price.

Real estate can be a personal residence, vacation home, timeshare property, farm, commercial property, or undeveloped land.

A charitable remainder trust provides you or other named individuals income each year for life or a period not exceeding 20 years from assets you give to the trust you create.

You give assets to a trust that pays our organization set payments for a number of years, which you choose. The longer the length of time, the better the potential tax savings to you. When the term is up, the remaining trust assets go to you, your family or other beneficiaries you select. This is an excellent way to transfer property to family members at a minimal cost.

You fund this type of trust with cash or appreciated assets—and may qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction when you itemize. You can also make additional gifts; each one also qualifies for a tax deduction. The trust pays you, each year, a variable amount based on a fixed percentage of the fair market value of the trust assets. When the trust terminates, the remaining principal goes to SCU as a lump sum.

You fund this trust with cash or appreciated assets—and may qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction when you itemize. Each year the trust pays you or another named individual the same dollar amount you choose at the start. When the trust terminates, the remaining principal goes to SCU as a lump sum.

A beneficiary designation clearly identifies how specific assets will be distributed after your death.

A charitable gift annuity involves a simple contract between you and SCU where you agree to make a gift to SCU and we, in return, agree to pay you (and someone else, if you choose) a fixed amount each year for the rest of your life.

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