Ways to Donate/Using Your Will, IRA or Planned Gift
Thank you for exploring ways to make a future gift through the Hampton Roads Community Foundation.
Your future gift can be of any size. But a gift of $25,000 or more lets you create a permanent fund and name it for a special person -- you, your parents, a favorite teacher .... anything is possible.
Your charitable fund will grow over time while providing grants or scholarships in your name. Your foresight will benefit our region forever.
The fastest way to get full information? Spend a few minutes on the phone with us.
We love to talk to charitably inclined people like you. Call Kay Stine, vice president for development, at (757) 622-7951 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your planned gift options include:
- IRA and Retirement Plan Assets
- Life Insurance
- Charitable Gift Annuity
- Charitable Remainder Trust
- Charitable Lead Trust
Arranging for a planned gift, lets you join the Legacy Society for Hampton Roads -- a group of generous people like you with great ideas for future generosity.
Charitable bequests generate much of the philanthropy at work today to make our region an even better place to live. By designating the Foundation as a beneficiary of your will or living trust you can create a permanent fund for the future. You can name a specific dollar amount, a percentage of your estate or the remainder of it. You can choose the type of fund that works best for you. Possibilities include supporting specific charities, addressing concerns such as the arts or human services, providing scholarships or leaving a gift that helps many nonprofits.
For suggested language to create a bequest click here.
IRA and Retirement Plan Assets
You can name the Hampton Roads Community Foundation as the designated beneficiary of a retirement plan such as your IRA, 401(k) or403(b). This is an an effective way to make a charitable gift since it will not be subjected to either estate or income taxes, which would happen if you left your retirement fund to someone other than your spouse.
In early January 2013 Congress reinstated the IRA charitable rollover through December 31, 2013. If you are 70 1/2 or older, you can donate up to $100,000 a year as a tax-free distribution to a nonprofit. This must be done by December 31, 2013.
Click here to learn more about this opportunity.
One way you can make a gift of life insurance is by irrevocably designating the foundation as the owner and beneficiary of your policy. You can also name the foundation as a partial or contingent beneficiary of a policy on your life.
Charitable Gift Annuity
A charitable gift annuity is an easy way for you to make a charitable gift during your lifetime and still receive income. You and one other person may receive immediate or deferred income through the charitable gift annuity.
To start an annuity you must:
- Be at least 60 years of age
- Make an irrevocable gift of at least $25,000
A charitable gift annuity lets you:
- Support your favorite charities and causes through the remainder of your annuity.
- Receive an immediate charitable income tax deduction
- Lock in fixed, partially tax- free payments for life
Payments are based on your current age using rates established by the American Council on Gift Annuities. You can see the entire list of suggested age-based annuity rates on the council's website. Below is a summary of the latest rates.
Current Rates (as of January 1, 2012)
Age of Donor
*Rates are approved by the American Council on Gift Annuities for a single life and are subject to change. Rates vary depending on age.
Charitable Remainder Trust
You can realize the tax advantages of making a gift now -- especially of appreciated assets -- while still receiving income from the assets through a charitable remainder trust. After providing income to you during your lifetime, the remaining assets can be used to establish a charitable fund or to contribute to an existing fund.
Charitable Lead Trust
A Charitable Lead Trust (CLT) distributes income to your charitable fund for a period of years or during your lifetime. Then the assets return to you or surviving family members. A CLT can allow you to make a significant gift to charity and transfer assets to family members while saving taxes.
For more information contact Kay Stine, vice president for development, at (757) 622-7951 or email@example.com.