Gifts of Life Insurance

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How It Works

You transfer ownership of a paid-up life insurance policy to Oxford University.

Oxford University elects to cash in the policy now or to keep the policy and receive the death benefit later.


  • You receive gift credit and an immediate income tax deduction for the cash surrender value of the policy (technically, the “interpolated terminal reserve value” of the policy).
  • In some cases, you can use the cash value in your policy to fund a life-income gift, such as a deferred gift annuity.
  • You can have the satisfaction of making a significant gift now to Oxford University without adversely affecting your cash flow.


For more information

If you are considering a gift of life insurance, email us, complete the personal illustration form, or call us at 212 377 4900 so that we can assist you through every step of the process.