Planned Giving to LAEF

A planned gift is any major gift, made in lifetime or at death as part of a donor’s overall financial and/or estate planning. A gift of your retirement assets, such as a gift from your IRA, 401k, 403b, pension or other tax deferred plan, is an excellent way to make a gift to LAEF.  If you are like most people, you probably will not use all of your retirement assets during your lifetime. Make a gift and help further our mission.

Give your retirement assets in your will
Did you know that 50%-60% of your retirement assets may be taxed if you leave them to your heirs at your death? Another option is to leave your heirs assets that receive a step up in basis (such as real estate and stock) and give the retirement assets to LAEF. As a charity, we are not taxed upon receiving an IRA or other retirement plan assets.

How to transfer your retirement assets
Your retirement assets may be transferred to LAEF by completing a beneficiary designation form provided by your plan custodian. If you designate LAEF as beneficiary, we will benefit from the full value of your gift because your IRA assets will not be taxed at your death. Your estate will benefit from an estate tax charitable deduction for the gift.

If you are interested in having a conversation with us about planned giving, call us at (303) 446-0541.


Support LAEF Scholars

Donate by check and mail to:
Latin American Educational Foundation
561 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204


When you donate to LAEF you are supporting the educational dreams of hundreds of Latino and Hispanic youth across the State of Colorado. All donations to the Latin American Educational Foundation are tax-deductible. As 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization the Latin American Educational Foundation generates its funds from corporations, foundations, and individual contributions.


Miriam Baca ~ Adams State University

"The LAEF scholarship has allowed me to continue my college education and has helped me to make college more affordable. Being able to receive help through this scholarship means a lot since I do not qualify for Financial Aid and therefore rely only on scholarships and my own personal income.  Thank you!"

Jose Banales ~ University of Denver

"The LAEF scholarship has impacted my educational experience by giving me a network that I will be able to use during my college years and in my career. Through this network I am able to reach out to several people that I know are reliable and will always be willing to help me out. One of the wonderful people that I have met through this process is my current LAEF mentor Adrienne Martinez. She truly is the greatest benefit of receiving such a scholarship."

Alejandra Reza ~ Metropolitan State University of Denver          

"Having the opportunity to work with LAEF for the past few years has given me the motivation to keep striving forward. My college experience has been like a roller coaster ride but I am proud to say that I have grown within this period of time. With the supports of LAEF, I am one step closer to obtaining my diploma and continuing to pursue my dream career of being a recreational therapist at the Children's Hospital. "