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GIFT OPTIONS

KNOWING WHAT TO GIVE

TYPES OF GIFTS

We pride ourselves in finding smart and creative opportunities for philanthropy to the Church. People don’t always realize the options they have for giving, which is where we come in. If we can figure out what somebody has in their heart, we can help them be charitable in a way that is often innovative and at the same time provide for the financial needs of their families. We can help them address the complexities of their entire financial plan, not just their plan for charitable giving.

You don’t have to be wealthy, or at a certain stage of life, to make a difference; we help Catholics of all ages and income levels put their gifts to work helping others.

Find out what type of assets make the best planned gifts, and learn about gifts of cash, securities and property.

Stock, Bonds, and Mutual Fund Shares

Donating appreciated securities, including stock, bonds, and mutual fund shares is an easy and tax-effective way for you to make a gift.

Benefits: 

  • Avoid paying capital gains tax
  • Receive a charitable income tax deduction
  • Support your favorite charity(ies)

For a personalized plan or more information call us at  402-488-2142.

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Gifts of Real Estate

Donating real estate, such as a home, vacation property, undeveloped land, farmland, ranch or commercial property can make a great gift.

Benefits:

  • Avoid paying capital gains tax
  • Receive a charitable income tax deduction
  • Leave a lasting legacy

For a personalized plan or more information call us at 402-488-2142.

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Retirement Assets

Donating part or all of your unused retirement assets such as a gift from your IRA, 401(k), 403(b), pension or other tax-deferred plan is an excellent way to make a charitable gift.

Benefits:

  • Estate avoids income tax on gifted retirement assets
  • Qualified Charitable Distributions (QCDs), for donors over age 70 1/2 avoid income tax and fulfill RMD requirements
  • Retirement assets can be given using beneficiary designations

 

For a personalized plan or more information call us at  402-488-2142.

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Gifts of Cash

A gift of cash is a simple and easy way for you to make a gift.

Benefits:

  • Make an immediate impact today.
  • Benefit from a charitable income tax deduction.

For a personalized plan or more information call us at  402-488-2142.

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Gifts of Insurance

A gift of your life insurance policy is an excellent way to make a gift to charity. If you have a life insurance policy that has outlasted its original purpose, consider giving it to your favorite charity. For example, you may have purchased a policy to provide for minor children and they are now financially independent adults.

Benefits:

  • Ability to leave a larger gift
  • Receive a charitable income tax deduction
  • Gift all or a portion of the policy death benefit to charity using a change of beneficiary form
  • Gift the policy to charity and receive charitable deductions for future premium payments as well as cash value

For a personalized plan or more information call us at  402-488-2142.

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Qualified Charitable Distributions (QCD)

If you are over age 70 1/2 or older, the Federal government permits you to donate money directly from your IRA to a qualifying charitable organization without claiming an increase in income or paying additional tax. The tax-free QCDs can be for any amount up to $100,000 in one year.

Benefits:

  • You can fulfill your required minimum distribution (RMD)
  • Each individual in a married couple can donate up to $100,000 from individual IRA accounts
  • Avoid income tax

For a personalized plan or more information call us at  402-488-2142.

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Contact us

If you have any questions about these types of gifts and more, please contact us. We would be happy to assist you and answer any questions that you have.