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Support our foundation’s endowment with a charitable gift annuity

Jan 12, 2015

One of the great things about planned giving is that it’s not one-size-fits-all. In fact, there are options to accommodate almost anyone’s financial situation.

Consider this one: After a long career, you choose to retire. You have accumulated a large amount of assets and would like to make a significant charitable impact. But you also want excellent tax benefits. And while your retirement plans are covering your expenses (vacation travel, visiting family, a golf-club membership), additional income would give you the peace of mind you need to make that gift.

A charitable gift annuity may be the answer. This planned giving vehicle offers you a fixed annual income for life, in exchange for a donation of cash or assets to the Kiwanis International Foundation. The agreement can even extend through both lives of a couple.

Most important, the donation supports the Kiwanis International Foundation endowment, which funds grants to Kiwanis family clubs and districts. With those grants, Kiwanians get crucial support for important projects that help them serve the children of the world.

Of course, the Kiwanis International Foundation also honors the generosity of your charitable gift annuity. For a contribution of US$10,000 or more, you will become a member of the Heritage Society. If you give US$50,000 or more, you will become a member of the Mary and Bo Shafer Legacy Society.

To learn more about charitable gift annuities—or other planned gift options the Kiwanis International Foundation offers to help you meet your charitable goals—contact Steve Hinson, manager of major and planned giving, at shinson@kiwanis.org. Or call Steve at +1-317-270-4339.

Note: The Kiwanis International Foundation does not provide financial or legal advice. You should always consult your financial and legal advisors about your personal situation before proceeding with your gift.