Generally speaking, planned gifts represent gift options that can be designed to meet your personal philanthropic and financial goals. Some planned gifts, such as a gift in your will, require no current outlay of funds at all. And other planned gifts, including the charitable gift annuity, make it possible to support our work, enjoy a tax deduction if you itemize, and receive a lifetime income at the same time.

In this unpredictable and challenging economic climate, a planned gift can be a rewarding way to make a difference in others’ lives. Please contact us if we can provide more information or help you in any way.

P.S. We invite attorneys, CPAs, financial planners, and other professional advisors to click the “Professional Advisors” link to use our Planned Giving Answers Online program. It provides more detailed information about planned giving concepts and techniques.

Making a Difference

Choose How You Make an Impact

Finding a gift option that is the right fit for your personal planning can increase your impact and the satisfaction you experience when you give. Your ongoing support can help us fulfill our mission today and make an impact in the years to come.

There are many gift options to consider and many advantages to thoughtful planning, including benefits that are important to consider before the end of the year.

  • In 2021, taxpayers who do not itemize their returns are eligible for a $300 federal income tax deduction for cash gifts to qualified charities ($600 for married couples filing jointly).
  • An increased limitation on deductions for cash gifts (from 60% of AGI to 100%) is also available this year to those who itemize, which means some donors could find that 2021 is a good year to make a large cash gift.

Your planning may also lead you to consider ways to shape your personal charitable legacy. We can work together to explore other types of gifts. For example, we can provide helpful information for preparing or updating your will and including support for our work. Contact us for additional information. We appreciate your thoughtfulness and generosity.