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Year-end planned gift options that may be right for you

Nov 03, 2015

For many, this is the season of giving. We give thanks and we give gifts to our loved ones. But what about children in need?

As 2015 winds down, consider a planned gift to the Kiwanis International Foundation. It is the perfect way to extend your Kiwanis impact, giving the gift of a better future to children around the world.

You can also tailor the gift to fit your personal financial needs—and take advantage of 2015 tax benefits. Most importantly, you are. The Kiwanis International Foundation has a number of planned gift options that may be right for you:

  • Bequest. The most common planned gift, a bequest includes the Kiwanis International Foundation as a beneficiary in your will or trust.
  • Retirement plan or IRA. Naming the Kiwanis International Foundation as a beneficiary of your retirement plan or IRA is another great way to make a planned gift. By establishing a pre-tax plan, you ensure that your gift benefits our foundation for the full amount of the plan.
  • Life insurance policy. If you have a life insurance policy that is no longer a significant piece of your estate plan, you might consider making a gift by assigning ownership to the Kiwanis International Foundation or making our foundation the beneficiary. Your gift may even entitle you to a tax benefit during your lifetime.
  • Charitable gift annuity or charitable remainder trust. With a charitable gift annuity or a charitable remainder trust, you can even make a gift that will provide you with an ongoing income.
The Kiwanis International Foundation is here to help. We can work with you to determine a gift that makes sense for you and your family—while exploring the potential tax benefits.

Learn more about your planned giving options
on our website. You can also contact us by email, or by phone at 1-800-549-2647, ext. 157 (U.S. and Canada) or +1-317-217-6254 (worldwide).

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