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Beneficiary Designation Gifts

A beneficiary designation gift is a simple and affordable way to make a gift to support Rocky Hill Country Day School. You can designate us as a beneficiary of a retirement, investment, or bank account or your life insurance policy.

Beneficiary Designation Gifts
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Designation Form
Account Custodian
Property
(IRA/Investment)
RHCDS
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Benefits of a beneficiary designation gift

  • Support the causes that you care about
  • Continue to use your account as long as you need to
  • Simplify your planning and avoid expensive legal fees
  • Reduce the burden of taxes on your family
  • Receive an estate tax charitable deduction

How a beneficiary designation gift works

  1. To make your gift, contact the person who helps you with your account or insurance policy, such as your broker, banker, or insurance agent.
  2. Ask them to send you a new beneficiary designation form.
  3. Complete the form, sign it, and mail it back to your broker, banker, or agent.
  4. When you pass away, your account or insurance policy will be paid or transferred to Rocky Hill Country Day School, consistent with the beneficiary designation.

Important considerations for your future

If you are interested in making a gift but are also concerned about your future needs, keep in mind that beneficiary designation gifts are among the most flexible of all charitable gifts. Even after you complete the beneficiary designation form, you can take distributions or withdrawals from your retirement, investment, or bank account and continue to freely use your account. You can also change your mind at any time in the future for any reason, including if you have a loved one who needs your financial help.

Contact us

If you have any questions about leaving a beneficiary designation gift to us, please contact us. We would be happy to assist you.

If you have already designated us as a beneficiary of an asset or as part of your estate plan, please let us know. We would like to recognize you and your family for your gift.

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Property Turns Into Income

Property Turns Into Income
Miranda lived in the family home where she and her spouse had raised their three children. After her spouse passed away, Miranda found it increasingly difficult to care for her property.

Miranda's grandson came often to visit and help with chores around the house. On one such visit, Miranda learned that she could make a gift of her home to the charity and receive income for life.

Miranda: I called the gift planner and asked her how a charitable remainder unitrust works. She said that when the time came for me to move out of my home, I could give it to my favorite charity and set up a special kind of trust. The trust would provide me with income for the rest of my life, and I would receive a tax deduction for my gift.

Miranda thought that she might want to move to a condominium with less upkeep. Her financial advisor reviewed the plan and said that the income she received from the charitable remainder trust would be enough to cover her living expenses.

Miranda: After visiting real estate websites with my grandson, I found a condominium nearby that was perfect for me. I called the gift planner and said that I was ready to move out of my home and set up the charitable trust.

Miranda was thrilled that she could turn her property into income to meet her future needs and receive a charitable deduction for her gift.

Is a gift of your home to fund a charitable trust right for you?


Your home has been one of your best assets, but after the kids move out and the house gets harder to care for, you may have other needs. Better than a reverse mortgage, a unitrust is one strategy to "downsize" your home, avoid capital gains tax and provide you with income.

If you have questions about how a unitrust could help you downsize, please give us a call. We would be happy to answer questions that you might have.

*Please note: The name and image above are representative of a typical donor and may or may not be an actual donor to our organization. Since your unitrust benefits may be different, you may want to click here to view an example of your benefits.