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Charitable Gift Annuities

With interest rates low on many investments and markets volatile, a charitable gift annuity with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) can help you combine financial and charitable goals. You can increase your income, supplement your retirement or provide an income for a loved one at the same time.

For your irrevocable gift of $10,000 or more, at age 65, LLS will make fixed, lifetime payments to you and/or another beneficiary. When the last beneficiary passes, LLS uses the remainder of the gift for the purpose you've specified.

The benefits of a charitable gift annuity are many. You get:

  • payments for life at attractive, fixed rates for one or two lives, a portion of which is tax free
  • a tax deduction on much of what you transfer
  • capital gains tax savings
  • personal satisfaction from making a gift that will benefit you today and support research or services for blood cancer patients tomorrow

You can choose from:

  • quarterly, semiannual or annual payments
  • immediate payments or higher-rate payments that are deferred to a date closer to your retirement
  • an annuity that benefits one or two individuals that continue payments uninterrupted after the death of one of the individuals
  • cash to fund your gift, which allows maximum tax-free payments, or securities to fund your gift, which can minimize capital gains taxes

See Charitable Gift Annuities: Frequently Asked Questions.

LLS charitable gift annuities are not available to residents of Hawaii or Alabama.

The Legacy Circle

Become an honored member of The Legacy Circle when you create a charitable gift annuity for LLS.

Get More Information

To find out if a gift annuity is right for you and to receive a complementary personalized illustration of your rates, deductions and tax benefits, contact ourNational Director of Planned Giving, at 1-888-773-9958 or legacy@lls.org.

last updated on Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Why LLS?

Your gift will be used to fund vital research and support our patient and community services.

Questions? Contact us.