A planned gift is a contribution that is arranged in the present and allocated at a future date. Commonly donated through a will or trust during the donor’s lifetime, it does not take effect until the maturity of the gift.
Thus, by definition, a planned gift is any major gift, made in lifetime or at death as part of a donor’s overall financial and/or estate planning.
Whether a donor uses cash, appreciated securities/stock, real estate, artwork, partnership interests, personal property, life insurance, a retirement plan, etc., the benefits of funding a planned gift can make this type of charitable giving very attractive to both donor and charity.
There are three types of planned gifts:
- First, outright gifts that use appreciated assets as a substitute for cash;
- Second, gifts that return income or other financial benefits to the donor in return for the contribution;
- Third, gifts payable upon the donor’s death.
For more information about this attractive means of donation, please, contact Debra Strange, Development Director at 864-884-2911 or firstname.lastname@example.org.