Support the College now, increase your future income
Financial priorities change with age and they should! If you are starting to think about retirement, one of the financial realities is that you will no longer have a steady income from employment once you retire. Financial advisors encourage clients to identify other sources of income to replace a steady paycheck. While you understand you need to commit more of your current resources to retirement income planning, you may also want to continue your support of favorite charities. You can do both. A deferred payment charitable gift annuity enables you to make a gift now to the College, receive a charitable deduction to reduce current income taxes if you itemize, and to have an additional source of income when you choose to retire.
The benefits of deferring charitable gift annuity income payments
Establishing a deferred payment charitable gift annuity is simple. You make a gift to the College of cash or appreciated securities and the College agrees to pay up to two individuals a fixed income beginning on a date you choose. You can set a firm date for payments
to begin when you establish the annuity, or you can decide at a future date when you want the payments to begin. The longer you defer the start of payments the more annual income you will receive. Once the payments begin, they never fluctuate and will not be affected by changes in the economy or financial markets. the College will give you a simple agreement for your records. In return for your gift, you will get an income tax charitable deduction for a portion of your gift which will save you taxes if you itemize. In almost every case, your annuity payments will be partially tax-free for a time.
How to establish a deferred payment charitable gift annuity with the College.
Once you decide to establish a deferred payment charitable gift annuity with Elizabethtown College, here is the process. We will guide you every step of the way.
- Contact the Gift Planning office to ensure that the age(s) of the annuitant(s) meet the gift annuity policies at the College.
- If you have not received a financial illustration for the gift you are considering, request the illustration from the Gift Planning office.
- Request a Gift Annuity Application form from the Gift Planning office.