You can help secure the future of programs and services provided by Girl Scouts of North East Ohio through planned giving. This simple phrase—planned giving—contains a world of possibilities, both for you and for those who will benefit from your generosity. Planned giving is thoughtfully selecting from a “menu” of gift giving opportunities in order to make a charitable gift that is also favorable to you.
With a planned gift, Girl Scouts of North East Ohio receives cash or other assets (stocks, bonds, real estate) at some time in the future, often after the donor has received lifetime income from the assets. These gifts can be revocable, meaning that you can change your mind about them before the gift actually is given, or irrevocable. There are several ways to fund a gift plan, including charitable remainder trusts, charitable gift annuities, living trusts, life insurance, endowment gifts, designation of a portion of a retirement plan (IRA, 401(k), 403(b)) and others.
The gift can be undesignated, designated for a specific purpose, and designated to a specific endowment fund maintained by the Girl Scouts of North East Ohio.
For more information, call Chief Financial Officer John Graves at 330-983-0401 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. We also encourage you to consult with an attorney or tax professional specializing in estate planning.
A Charitable Gift Annuity is an uncomplicated gift. You simply exchange a gift of cash or securities for a fixed income for the rest of your life payable monthly, quarterly or annually.
Consider the Benefits
For more information about the benefits of a charitable gift annuity including an illustration tailored to your specific circumstances, call John Graves, GSNEO Chief Financial Officer, at 330-983-0401 or email him at email@example.com.
You may wish to consider reducing the size of your estate and avoid capital gains tax by donating stocks that have appreciated in value. Donors receive a tax deduction for the market value of the securities, computed on the day of their transfer, while avoiding payment of capital gains on the stock’s appreciated value. Call Chief Financial Officer John Graves at 330-983-0401 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org for the procedure for making a donation via a stock transfer.
In regards to all aspects of planned giving, donors are encouraged to consult with their CPAs, attorneys, or other advisors because the information on this website is not intended as legal, tax or investment advice.