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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
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Property
(IRA/Investment)
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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.

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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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Tax-Free Sale

Tax-Free Sale
Howard and Lynn were both age 55 when they purchased some vacant land a few miles outside of town. They thought real estate would be a good investment that could be sold later for a profit.

Over the years, development from town has moved toward the property, and their land is now next to a large commercial store. Howard and Lynn rent the property to the commercial store, which uses the property for overflow parking.

Howard: The property had been a good investment. We owned it for over 15 years. The rental income had been enough the last few years to pay the property taxes, but we wanted to sell.

Lynn: We told our tax advisor that we were starting to think about selling the land. He told us that if we sold, we would have to pay capital gains tax. We were concerned about this until he explained how a charitable remainder unitrust could help us avoid the tax.

Howard: By transferring the land to the trust, we saved $36,000 in capital gains tax and received a charitable income tax deduction that reduced our income taxes by $18,000. That is over $54,000 in total tax savings! We were delighted with the tax benefits of the unitrust.

Lynn: The trust was able to sell the land and reinvest the sales proceeds. The trust pays us income from its investments. We had very little income from the land before, but now we receive nearly $12,000 from the trust each year! This increased income is one of my favorite parts of the trust plan.

Is a tax-free sale from a charitable remainder unitrust right for you?


If you own highly appreciated property, such as real estate or stocks, you could benefit from a charitable remainder unitrust. The trust will help you bypass capital gains, will provide you with a charitable income tax deduction in the year of the gift and could increase your income.

*Please note: The names 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 a color example of your benefits.