Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Individuals who want to support Autism Speaks but who are not in a position to contribute a major gift today can nonetheless participate in the Major Gifts Program through a bequest or planned gift.
Sometimes called a deferred gift, these vehicles express a commitment to contribute at a future date.
The most common form of planned gift is a bequest. Simply list Autism Speaks as a beneficiary in your will for a fixed amount of money or a percentage of your estate.
Charitable Remainder Trust (CRT)
A CRT provides the donor or designated beneficiaries with a stream of income for the donor's lifetime or term of years. After the trust terminates, the accumulated principal, or "remainder," goes to Autism Speaks.
The trust itself is tax-exempt, so appreciated assets, such as stock, can be put in the trust and sold without incurring capital gains tax. An immediate income tax deduction is received on a substantial portion of the value of the trust.
A charitable remainder unitrust pays an annual percentage rate of return, so the payout will vary depending on the principal in the trust at the end of each year. A charitable remainder annuity trust pays a fixed annual amount regardless of the principal in the trust.
Charitable Lead Trust
A charitable lead trust provides for a gift of payment from assets for a term of years-- and then the property passes to the individuals you designate.
The Pension Protection Act provides that IRA owners age 70 ½ or older may donate all or a portion of their IRA, up to $100,000, and avoid income taxes that would ordinarily incur with normal distribution. The rule was extended by Congress through at least the end of 2010. The transfer must be made directly from the IRA to Autism Speaks.
You can name Autism Speaks as the primary beneficiary or successor beneficiary of a life insurance policy. When proceeds are paid to us, your estate will be granted a charitable estate-tax deduction.
Planned gifts offer donors the opportunity to gain the satisfaction of supporting Autism Speaks and receiving certain benefits while deferring their gift until a future date. For example, including Autism Speaks as a beneficiary in your will is the most common form of planned gift. Other planned gifts, such as charitable trusts, provide income for life and tax benefits.
Herbert Pardes is a director at Autism Speaks, and a director at Research!America.
Note: Susan Dentzer is a director at Research!America, and a director at the International Rescue Committee.
Andrew Robertson is an overseer at the International Rescue Committee, and a director at Autism Speaks.
Albert Einstein was the founder of the International Rescue Committee.
Albert Einstein Quote (PAST RESEARCH ON THE INTERNATIONAL RESCUE COMMITTEE)
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it.
Foundation to Promote Open Society was a funder for the International Rescue Committee, and the Brookings Institution (think tank).
George Soros was the chairman for the Foundation to Promote Open Society.
John Edward Porter was an honorary trustee at the Brookings Institution (think tank), and is the chair for Research!America.
Mark B. McClellan was a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution (think tank), and is a director at Research!America.
Gary M. Reedy is a director at Research!America, and the CEO for the American Cancer Society.
John R. Seffrin is a director at Research!America, and was the CEO for the American Cancer Society.
Memorial and Honor Giving? (PAST RESEARCH ON THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY)
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