Gifts You Can Make for Life

Charitable Gift Annuity

You transfer your cash or appreciated property to our organization in exchange for our promise to pay to you fixed income (with rates based on your age) for the rest of your life. With a gift annuity you can:

  • Designate future support for the United Methodist Church, agency, program, or institution you choose
  • Receive a current income tax deduction
  • Receive annuity payments for life

A portion of the payment you receive is tax-free. If you fund your gift annuity with appreciated stock, you can avoid a portion of the capital gains tax as well.

Charitable Remainder Unitrust

You transfer your cash or appreciated property to fund a charitable trust. The trust sells your property tax free and provides you with income for life or a term of years.

Charitable Remainder Annuity Trust

You transfer your cash or appreciated property to fund a charitable trust. The trust sells your property tax free and provides you with fixed income for life or a term of years.

Charitable Lead Trust

You transfer your cash or property to fund a lead trust that makes gifts to us for a number of years. You receive a charitable deduction for the gift. Your family receives the remainder at substantial tax savings.