Planned Giving

Why Consider Planned Giving?

  • Planned Giving is the process of enhancing the economic and tax benefits of making gifts to charity.
  • It is important that donors take the time to understand the multiple options that are available to them.
  • Various techniques exist that can either be implemented at death or while still living.
  • Although many people don’t know these techniques exist, they are well documented in the IRS tax code.
  • Planned Giving allows donors to develop a thought out Legacy that will support their causes and beliefs for many years into the future.

To learn more about Planned Giving, download our Planned Giving Guide.

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Potential Donor Benefits

  • Income Tax Reduction
  • Increased Income
  • Capital Gains Tax Reduction
  • Reduction of Estate Taxes
  • Efficient Philanthropy
  • Planning Assistance
  • Recognition
  • Positive Social Impact

Planning Tools

  • Wills and Bequests
  • Gifts of Appreciated Assets (GAA)
  • Charitable Remainder Trusts (CRT)
  • Charitable Lead Trusts (CLT)
  • Life Insurance (LI)
  • Gifts of Retirement Plan Assets  (GRPA)

Planning Process

  • Discovery Meeting to ascertain goals and objectives
  • Modeling of alternative strategies
  • Coordination of advisors
  • Implementation of strategies
  • Administration Support

The Carson Scholars Fund, Incs. is a tax exempt organization described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Gifts to CSF are deductible for income, gift, and estate tax purposes to the extent permited by law.