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Planned Giving Examples

Smiling man making plansBy making a planned gift, you can establish a tradition of
giving that will continue to provide benefits long after you're gone.

A planned gift can be made through any of the following:

  • Last Will and Testament
  • Revocable Living Trust
  • Life Estate Agreement
  • Life Insurance and/or Annuity Policy
  • IRAs or other retirement plan
  • Pooled Income Fund

Here are some of the other most common and popular ways to make a planned gift:

Bequest (Through a Will or Trust):

  • A bequest provision in your will or revocable trust, either as an outright sum or as a percentage of your estate, in an unrestricted form or for a specific purpose you specify.
  • This provision can be modified if circumstances change.
  • There is no upper limit on the estate tax deduction that can be taken for this bequest.

Charitable Remainder Trust (CRT):

  • You transfer cash, securities or other appreciated property into a trust.
  • The trust pays a percentage of the market value of the assets, re-valued annually or at a fixed amount, to you or to beneficiaries you name.
  • When the trust ends, the principal passes to UNO.
  • The benefits of a CRT are:

- An immediate tax deduction for a portion of your contribution to the trust.
- No capital gains tax on appreciated assets you donate.
- You or your designated beneficiaries receive income for life or a term of years.

Charitable Lead Trust (CLT):

  • You contribute cash, securities or other property to a trust.
  • The trust makes fixed annual payments to UNO for a specified term of years.
  • When the trust ends, the remaining principal goes to your heirs.
  • The benefits of a CLT are:

- A gift tax deduction for the present value of the annuity payments to UNO.
- The annuity payments and the term of the trust can be specified in such a way as to reduce or even eliminate the transfer taxes due when the principal reverts to heirs.
- All appreciation that takes place in the trust goes tax free to your heirs.
- The estate tax credit can be used to further reduce taxes on transfers to heirs.       

Charitable Gift Annuity (CGA):

  • You transfer cash or securities to UNO.
  • UNO pays you, or up to two annuitants you name, fixed payments for life.
  • The principal passes to UNO when the contract ends.
  • The benefits of a CGA are:

- An immediate income tax deduction for a portion of your gift.
- Your annuity payments are guaranteed for life, backed by a reserve and the assets of UNO.
- Your annuity payments may be treated as part of ordinary income, part capital gains income (15%), and part tax-free income, depending on the assets used to fund the annuity.