Charitable Gift Annuity

A charitable gift annuity is a contract between a charity and a donor that, in exchange for an irrevocable transfer of assets to the charity, the charity will pay a fixed sum to the donor and/or beneficiaries designated by the donor for the lifetime(s) of up to two beneficiaries.

A charitable gift annuity offers a regular fixed income to the donor, while benefiting the charity of their choice during their lifetime. A charitable gift annuity can be designed to begin paying an income stream to the donor beginning immediately, at a fixed future date, or at a flexible future date. Charitable gift annuities also provide the donor with the opportunity to leverage “after tax” income.

Benefits of a Charitable Gift Annuity

Contributing assets to a charitable gift annuity qualifies the donor for a charitable tax deduction.

Charitable gift annuities are run by organizations and the fixed income is typically backed by the assets in the fund.

Donors selecting a charitable gift annuity receive a dependable, fixed income while leaving a substantial gift to charity.

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Is a Charitable Gift Annuity Right for You?

A charitable gift annuity can be a great solution for donors who have appreciated assets they would like to move outside of their taxable holdings. Donors looking for a steady income stream for themselves or their heirs can also benefit, and may wish to defer the beginning of the income stream to a later date.

Our Find Your Fit Questionnaire can help you discover if a charitable gift annuity is right for you. Click the button below to fill out the questionnaire, or keep reading for more helpful information.

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