Charitable Remainder Trusts
Looking for ways to give Columbia College a significant gift? If you have built up a sizeable estate, you may want to check out the advantages of setting up a charitable trust. There are several types of trust—the options allow you to tailor your gift to meet your personal, charitable and financial goals.
The charitable remainder annuity trust and charitable remainder unitrust let you or other named individuals receive income each year for life or a term of years from assets you give to the trust. After the life of the named individuals or the set period of years, the balance in the trust goes to the charities of your choice.
The charitable lead trust can make payments in one of two ways. A charitable lead annuity trust pays a fixed amount each year to our organization and is more attractive when interest rates are low. A charitable lead unitrust pays a variable amount each year based on the value of the assets in the trust.
Check Out This Potential Scenario
Roger and Theresa own $500,000 in stock that is worth 10 times today what they paid for it a decade ago. Roger and Theresa had considered selling the stock, but did not like the idea of paying capital gains tax. Instead, they saw a smart way to help themselves and Columbia College at the same time. They transferred all of the stock to a tax-exempt charitable remainder annuity trust and received an immediate federal income tax charitable deduction. The trust sold the stock and invested the proceeds. Because the trust is tax-exempt, it does not have to pay taxes on the $450,000 capital gain Roger and Theresa earned from the stock. The trust is set up to pay Roger and Theresa a fixed amount of $25,000 for 20 years (5 percent of the initial donation). At the end of the 20-year term, the remaining assets in the trust will pass to Columbia College to support our mission.
Calculate Your Benefits
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- Contact Office of Advancement at 803-786-3600 or firstname.lastname@example.org to talk about supporting Columbia College by setting up a charitable trust.
- Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
- If you include Columbia College in your plans, please use our legal name and Federal Tax ID.
Legal Name: Columbia College
Address: 1301 Columbia College Drive Columbia, SC 29203
Federal Tax ID Number: 57-0324915
The information on this website is not intended as legal or tax advice. For such advice, please consult an attorney or tax advisor. Figures cited in examples are for hypothetical purposes only and are subject to change. References to estate and income taxes include federal taxes only. State income/estate taxes or state law may impact your results. Annuities are subject to regulation by the State of California. Payments under such agreements, however, are not protected or otherwise guaranteed by any government agency or the California Life and Health Insurance Guarantee Association. A charitable gift annuity is not regulated by the Oklahoma Insurance Department and is not protected by a guaranty association affiliated with the Oklahoma Insurance Department. Charitable gift annuities are not regulated by and are not under the jurisdiction of the South Dakota Division of Insurance.