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Discover the Many Ways You Can Benefit from a Charitable Gift Annuity

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This chart describes the many ways you can deepen your commitment to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and benefit from an LLS charitable gift annuity.

 If your goal is... Then consider...  The benefits are...

To supplement your social security income or to increase your retirement income.

An immediate charitable gift annuity. 

A guaranteed payment, at an attractive payment rate, that will never change for as long as you live plus tax savings. 

To plan now to receive the maximum income possible in your later years. 

A deferred gift annuity. 

A gift annuity rate based on a later start date- the older you are when payments begin, the higher your payment rate will be.  You'll also receive an immediate income tax chartiable deduction. 

To provide income for yourself and your spouse, family member or friend.

A gift annuity with two beneficiaries.

Payments are guaranteed for as long as either one of you is alive.

The maximum tax benefits possible.

Funding your gift annuity with stock or mutual funds you have held for more than a year and that have increased in value. 

You may avoid some capital gains tax in addition to receiving an income tax charitable deduction the year of your gift along with all the other benefits of a CGA.

To put a dormant asset to use.

Using a savings bond that has stopped earning interest as the basis for an LLS gift annuity.

When you redeem the bond you will owe tax on the appreciation.  If you create a charitable gift annuity with the proceeds, you will enjoy an offsetting income tax charitable deduction.  The funds tied up in your dormant savings bond will now produce an annual payment for the rest of your life.

 

Want to see what your payments and tax savings would be based on your age and gift amount (you must be 65 years of age or older and our minimum donation is $10,000).  Simply contact Laura Lewis at 1(888) 773-9958 or by e-mail at legacy@lls.org and request a customized, no-obligation example.

last updated on Monday, October 29, 2012
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