Many potential donors mistakenly assume the only way to support CP is by making an outright gift. Not true.
In fact, with careful and thoughtful planning, you can provide for your loved ones and support CP at the same time by choosing a financial option that is right for you.
All members of the Founders Society are investing in the future of our students at Community Preparatory School. The Society seeks to ensure the future excellence of a Community Prep education through support of the endowment. Once you have completed your estate plan, please let us know so we can appropriately thank you and acknowledge your commitment to Community Prep's future in our annual publications.
There are many ways to support Community Preparatory School’s future that do not affect you and your family during your lifetime. Although including a bequest to Community Prep in your estate plan is one way to leave a legacy, there are other arrangements, similar to bequests, which are simple, straightforward, and accomplish the same goal.
Bequests are a flexible planning tool that may be the ideal way for you to meet your personal objectives while also supporting Community Preparatory School. You can provide now for a future gift to CP by including a bequest provision in your will or revocable living trust.
Gifts of IRAs, 401(k)s, or other qualified plans are popular planned gifts because they require no “upfront” cash. You simply designate Community Preparatory School School as the beneficiary of all or a portion of your retirement plan through your plan administrator. You can continue to take withdrawals during your lifetime and even change the beneficiary if your circumstances change. After your lifetime, the residue of your plan passes to Community Prep tax-free.
Life insurance can be used in several ways to make a lasting gift to Community Preparatory School.
You can simply designate Community Preparatory School as the beneficiary (or contingent beneficiary) of an existing life insurance policy – and continue to own the policy as before.
Gifts that pay lifetime income may have many benefits: Dependable income for you and your family, current and future tax savings, and an important way to support Community Prep. Life income gifts can be an excellent way to balance your personal and philanthropic goals.
Charitable Remainder Trust
A CRT is an arrangement that allows you to provide an income to yourself or others for life (or a term of years), after which the trust assets go to Community Preparatory School to help educate Community Prep students for years to come. A charitable remainder trust is a special type of trust fund that achieves three things:
A charitable lead trust is an arrangement that allows you to provide an income to Community Preparatory School for a specified length of time, after which the trust assets pass to your heirs.
The recently signed legislation, Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act, permanently extends the IRA Charitable Rollover Provision. The provision allows individuals who have reached age 70½ to donate up to $100,000 to charitable organizations directly from their Individual Retirement Account (IRA), without treating the distribution as taxable income.
If you have any questions about making a legacy gift or would like more information about planned giving vehicles, please contact Lisa Dantas, Chief Development Officer: firstname.lastname@example.org or (401) 432-7318.
While we are always happy to talk to you, we would be remiss if we did not advise that you discuss your plans with your financial advisor or attorney.