Gift-giving made easy

Our goal is to help you put away the checkbook, take control of where your money goes, and find a long-term charitable solution for you.

Create a lasting legacy through charitable giving

Ren provides the knowledge, support, management, and services you need to create a lasting legacy for your family and your community while reducing your tax burden.

We can set up and manage many types of charitable giving vehicles for new donors or take over management of existing vehicles to ease the burdens of generosity.


Expertise For Individuals

  • Donor-Advised Funds
  • Charitable Gift Annuity
  • Charitable Lead Trust
  • Charitable Remainder Trust
  • Pooled Income Fund
  • Pooled Special Needs Trust
  • Private Foundation
  • Endowments
  • Scholarship Funds

Donor-advised funds

Ren’s most popular service for individuals is the set up and management of donor-advised funds, which allow for the transfer of assets to a public charity for the purpose of charitable giving. 

A donor-advised fund is similar to a health savings account in that money is deposited into an account that can grow in value. But instead of using the dollars to pay for health expenses, funds deposited into a donor-advised fund are granted out to charities. Donors receive an immediate charitable deduction once they make their donation into the donor-advised fund account, then at their leisure, they recommend the charities they want to receive gifts. 

Donor-advised funds are the nation’s fastest growing giving vehicle. They are ideal for charitably minded individuals who face capital gains taxes on appreciated assets or estate taxes, and who may want to involve their family in philanthropy. 

Donor-advised funds help charitably minded individuals reduce estate taxes and capital gains taxes on appreciated assets.

A donor can recommend a wide range of investment options to their financial advisor for the assets of their donor-advised fund account.

Donor-advised funds are a wonderful tool to establish a legacy of giving. Heirs and loved ones can be part of the process of distributing grants to charity and can even be named successor grant advisors so the donor-advised fund can last for generations.

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Guiding you through charitable giving

Discover which charitable giving option is right for you.

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Working with Ren

Donor Story: The Twains

The Twains avoid capital gains and endow charitable giving.

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Donor Story: The Davidsons

The Davidsons use a charitable lead annuity trust to reduce income and estate taxes.

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Charitable gift services are our business

With more than 30 years of experience in charitable gift services, we support charitable gift portfolios for over 140 institutions – including large and small nonprofit organizations, financial firms, universities, and community foundations – and provide the expertise, standards, and technology these organizations need to attract new donors and clients while keeping current ones happy and engaged.

2021 in review

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Still exploring your options?

If you’d like to continue to explore charitable gift options before you contact us, visit our Education Center. You will find information about giving vehicles, helpful calculators, important FAQs, and more. 

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