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Charitable Gift Annuities and Charitable Trusts

Another way to provide income for yourself and/or others is by establishing a Charitable Remainder Trust (CRT) where you transfer assets (usually cash, securities, or real estate) to a trust, which is individually tailored to your objectives, to provide income to you and/or others for a term of years or lifetime. At the termination of the trust term, the principal remaining is distributed to Crayon Collection. Also, you receive an income tax deduction based on the fair market value of the assets at the time they are contributed to the trust.

Perhaps you or your beneficiary are not ready to receive payments at this time. You can establish a deferred gift annuity and receive a charitable income tax deduction today. Payments begin at a designated time that you choose. Payments for a deferred annuity will be higher than those of a current annuity. Call us to learn more about deferred gift annuities.

Beneficiary of your Financial Account

Name Crayon Collection as a beneficiary to all or part of your financial accounts, retirement assets, or life insurance policy. Retirement plan funds such as IRAs, 401(k), 403(b), and pension plans remain tax-efficient assets to use for charitable giving because these assets are often subject to income tax upon distribution, but are not taxable when directed to charity.

Beneficiary designations are easy to make. Just contact the institution that manages your account or policy and request a change of beneficiary form. After you complete the form, send it to your institutional manager and send a copy to Crayon Collection so we have a record of your intended gift and can properly thank you.

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