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Charitable Remainder Unitrust

You may be concerned about the high cost of capital gains tax with the sale of an appreciated asset. Perhaps you recently sold property and are looking for a way to save on taxes this year and plan for retirement. A charitable remainder unitrust might offer the solutions you need.

Charitable Remainder Unitrust
Stock or Cash
Unitrust
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Benefits of a charitable remainder unitrust

  • Receive income for life, for a term of up to 20 years, or life plus a term of up to 20 years
  • Avoid capital gains on the sale of your appreciated assets
  • Receive an immediate charitable income tax deduction for the charitable portion of the trust
  • Establish a future legacy gift to our organization

How a charitable remainder unitrust works

  1. You transfer cash or assets to fund a charitable remainder unitrust.
  2. In the case of a trust funded with appreciated assets, the trust will then sell the assets tax-free.
  3. The trust is invested to pay income to you or any other trust beneficiaries you select based on a life, lives, a term of up to 20 years, or a life plus a term of up to 20 years.
  4. You receive an income tax deduction in the year you transfer assets to the trust.
  5. Our organization benefits from what remains in the trust after all the trust payments have been made.

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If you have any questions about a charitable remainder unitrust, please contact us. We would be happy to assist you and answer any questions you might have.

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Transferable on Death (TOD) Gifts

Transferable on Death (TOD) Gifts
Harold and Jeanne married after meeting at an event Rocky Hill Country Day School held for our donors. They wanted to leave a legacy gift that would support our mission and ensure that we remain financially strong well into the future.

Harold: Jeanne and I have always felt a strong connection to Rocky Hill Country Day School and their work. Over the years we have seen the organization grow and help so many people. We wanted to make sure that they have the means to continue to grow for years to come.

Jeanne: We talked to our investment advisor about planning goals and explained that we wanted to support Rocky Hill Country Day School. Our advisor suggested a simple solution — naming Rocky Hill Country Day School as a beneficiary of one of our mutual funds.

Marcus, who was Harold and Jeanne's investment advisor, suggested that Harold and Jeanne use a "transferable on death" or "TOD" form. Marcus explained that because Harold and Jeanne jointly owned the account, the TOD beneficiary designation form would ensure that they can benefit from the mutual fund during their joint lives, that the survivor of the two of them would continue to own the mutual fund for the rest of the survivor's life, and that after both pass away, the mutual fund would be transferred to Rocky Hill Country Day School. Marcus provided the proper TOD beneficiary designation form, and Harold and Jeanne were easily able to complete the paperwork before they left Marcus's office.

Jeanne: We really liked Marcus's idea. Making a TOD gift was simple to set up and will let us continue to use the mutual fund to meet our needs in retirement.

Harold: I like knowing that if I pass away, Jeanne will have enough to meet her needs. We both like knowing that Rocky Hill Country Day School will receive the mutual fund after both of us pass away. We couldn't be happier with our giving strategy.

Is a transferable on death (TOD) gift right for you?


If you own stocks, bonds or mutual funds and would like to make a gift to leave a legacy and support Rocky Hill Country Day School, consider a transfer on death gifting strategy. If you have questions about transfer on death giving strategies, please contact us. We would be happy to assist you and answer any questions that you have.

*Please note: The name and image above is representative of a typical donor and may or may not be an actual donor to our organization. Since the benefits of a TOD gift may differ depending on your personal circumstances, please consult with your legal, tax or financial advisor.