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About Bequests
Gift Planning

About Bequests

You may be looking for a way to make a significant gift to help further our mission. A bequest is a gift made through your will or trust. It is one of the most popular and flexible ways that you can support our cause.

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Charitable Gift Annuity

Charitable Gift Annuity

A charitable gift annuity is a great way you can make a gift to our organization and benefit. You transfer your cash or property to our organization and we promise to make fixed payments to you for life at a rate based on your age.

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Leading for the Future

Leading for the Future
Luke and Cynthia spent many years making gifts as they could to their favorite charity. They wanted to give back in a way that would help fulfill its mission. At the same time, they were looking for a way to care for their family in the future.

Luke: We heard that now is the best time in years to set up a charitable lead trust. We could fund the trust with cash or stock and the trust would pay income to the charity for a number of years, with the rest of the trust value going to our children in the future.

Cynthia: We liked the fact that our children would be well cared for and that we could see the result now of our gifts to our favorite charity.

Luke and Cynthia were also pleased to learn that taxes on the gift to their children would be significantly reduced by the added benefit of a gift tax charitable deduction. After the income was paid to our organization, the remaining trust value would go to their family with very little tax owed.

Luke: Cynthia and I found that by using a charitable lead trust, we could accomplish our goals of helping both family and our favorite charity during our lifetimes.

Is a charitable lead trust right for you?


A charitable lead trust can be an excellent part of many tax-planning strategies. If you have questions about lead trusts, please contact us.

*Please note: The names and image above are representative of a typical donor and may or may not be an actual donor to our organization.


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