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We have some exciting news that can boost your retirement income and support American University. Effective July 1, 2018, charitable gift annuity rates will increase.
How It Works
The concept is simple. With a charitable gift annuity, you make a donation using cash, marketable securities or other assets, and we, in turn, pay you a fixed amount for life. With this type of gift, you can feel secure knowing you can count on receiving stable payments for as long as you live. If you make your gift on or after July 1, the gift annuity rates will be an estimated 30 to 50 basis points higher than current rates based on your age at the time of the gift.
Now is the time to contact Seth D. Speyer at 202-885-3411 or email@example.com to begin planning your gift!
Here’s an Example of How You May Benefit
Under the current rate schedule, Mary, 79, transfers $25,000 in exchange for a charitable gift annuity. She will receive annual payments of $1,650, a rate of 6.6 percent. Instead, if Mary waits to make her gift on or after the new rate schedule is in place on July 1, the same gift amount will provide $1,775 in annual payments, reflecting a 7.1 percent rate. That’s a payout rate increase of approximately 7.5 percent.
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Beyond increasing your retirement income as you help shape AU’s future, gift annuities offer you tax benefits, including:
- A partial income tax charitable deduction now for your gift when you itemize.
- Part of each payment is income tax-free throughout your estimated life expectancy.
Tip: Consider Giving Appreciated Assets
Funding a gift annuity with appreciated assets, such as securities, will not only provide you with reliable payments for life and allow you to support AU’s work, but it can offer financial benefits. You will receive a federal income tax charitable deduction (when you itemize) in the year the gift is made and eliminate part of the capital gains tax you would have paid if selling the securities.
We Can Help
We would be happy to send you a free, no-obligation illustration showing you the increased benefits you can receive from a charitable gift annuity if you make your gift on or after July 1, 2018. Your personalized illustration will include your potential income tax charitable deduction and our annual payments to you for life. Contact Seth D. Speyer at 202-885-3411 or firstname.lastname@example.org to begin.
The information on this website is not intended as legal or tax advice. For such advice, please consult an attorney or tax advisor. Figures cited in any examples are for illustrative purposes only. References to tax rates include federal taxes only and are subject to change. State law may further impact your individual results. Annuities are subject to regulation by the State of California. Payments under such agreements, however, are not protected or otherwise guaranteed by any government agency or the California Life and Health Insurance Guarantee Association. A charitable gift annuity is not regulated by the Oklahoma Insurance Department and is not protected by a guaranty association affiliated with the Oklahoma Insurance Department. Charitable gift annuities are not regulated by and are not under the jurisdiction of the South Dakota Division of Insurance.