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Frequently Asked Questions -- ‘Iolani Fund

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What is the ‘Iolani Fund?

Tuition covers only 68% of the cost of educating each child. We make up the balance through income from our endowment and through contributions from our constituents. The ‘Iolani Fund's unrestricted nature allows us to apply donations to best suit the school's needs.

Why is the ‘Iolani Fund important?

The proceeds from the ‘Iolani Fund go to the school's operating budget and are used immediately. They support many qualities that make ‘Iolani extraordinary -- including a diverse student body, wonderfully accomplished faculty, a dynamic curriculum, extensive library resources, and advanced technologies.

Can I direct my gift to a specific program?

Although the unrestricted ‘Iolani Fund allows the school to apply donations to where it is needed, you may designate which fund you would like your gift to apply. A few of those funds include endowment, scholarship, performing arts, visual arts, athletics, etc.

May I charge my donation?

Sure, we accept VISA, Mastercard and American Express.

Frequently Asked Questions -- Legacy Gifts

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‘Iolani welcomes bequests which often can be provided by adding a simple codicil to an existing will or an amendment to a living trust. Bequests are attractive to donors who wish to retain control of their assets during their lifetimes and to assist ‘Iolani School at a future date.

Life Insurance

Depending upon the form of the gift, life insurance provides income tax benefits and estate tax benefits or just estate tax. The donor can give 'Iolani a paid up policy.

Gifts of Securities

‘Iolani often receives gifts of securities. Gifts of stock/securities are most welcome and provide the donor with benefits and can avoid a donor's capital gain and income tax.

Real Estate

‘Iolani welcomes real estate transferred during a lifetime (resulting in an income tax deduction) or transferred by will resulting in an estate tax deduction. Gifts of real estate would include a personal residence, a vacation home, a farm or ranch, income producing rental property, or undeveloped land. For more information, visit Gifts of Property.

Charitable Gift Annuity

A gift annuity is a contract under which ‘Iolani School, in return for a transfer of cash or other property, agrees to pay a fixed sum of money for a period measured by one or two lives. Gifts are not subject to immediate capital gains and provide donors with the security of fixed income fully guaranteed by ‘Iolani School. ‘Iolani offers both immediate and deferred annuities to meet the individual needs of its donors.

Charitable Remainder Trust

A charitable remainder trust provides current income for the trust's beneficiary after which the principal passes to ‘Iolani. A remainder trust created in the donor's lifetime avoids immediate capital gain tax.

Charitable Lead Trust

A charitable lead trust provides current income for the school after which the principal passes to the trust beneficiary. It provides income to the school each year, usually for a fixed period of time. Thereafter, the principal passes to another generation, typically the donor's children or grandchildren at a significantly reduced gift or estate tax cost.

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contact the Advancement Office.