Your Legacy, Our Future
We appreciate your consideration of including Mary Ryder Home in your Planned Giving, for it is your generosity that our Residents depend on. The principal benefits of planned gifts accrue to Mary Ryder Home at a later time, after your death or the death of your last named beneficiary. Planned Giving takes many forms, providing additional income for you and/or your heirs, reducing income and estate taxes, relieving you and your heirs of complicated financial management responsibilities and helping to fulfill your personal, humanitarian and charitable objectives.
We strongly encourage you to consult with a professional such as a financial planner, tax accountant and/or a lawyer to discuss your Planned Giving options further. Through Planned Giving, you will give a gift that allows for hope, growth and the ability to allow Mary Ryder Home to continue to compassionately care for Seniors in need for many years to come.
The following are a few ways Planned Giving can be structured:
An outright gift of cash qualifies for a full charitable deduction for most donors who itemize their federal income tax returns.
Transferring shares of stocks, bonds or mutual funds that have increased in value to Mary Ryder Home is a great way to make a charitable gift. Tax savings is twofold: you will not be subject to the capital gains tax while earning a charitable deduction for the current value of the security.
One of the simplest planned gifts is a bequest through your will in which you designate either a specific dollar amount or a percentage of your estate after other disbursements. A bequest can also reduce the amount of your taxable estate, which may increase the actual amount available to loved ones.
Mary Ryder Home can be named as the beneficiary of a new or existing life insurance policy. If Mary Ryder Home is also named as the owner of the policy, all of the donor’s premium payments are charitable deductions.
Charitable Gift Annuities
This gifting technique is an outright gift of cash, securities or other property to Mary Ryder Home made during a donor’s lifetime in return for the organization’s promise to pay a lifetime annuity income to the donor.
Mary Ryder Home can be named as the ultimate beneficiary of a charitable remainder trust or the income beneficiary of a charitable lead trust. Both are highly effective estate planning tools that can benefit the donor now or later.
Significant tax benefits can be gained by naming Mary Ryder Home as residual beneficiary of retirement plan assets. This option allows a donor to defer a gift to the end of his or her lifetime, reduce the size of the estate, and meet charitable objectives.
Gifts of securities and real property may provide important tax advantages. Their full fair market value is deductible as a charitable contribution with certain limitations.
Do you need to inform Mary Ryder Home that you have left a gift to us?
This decision is up to you. If you do decide to inform us of your planned gift, it will allow us the opportunity to recognize you (if you wish), and the gift can be included in future planning.
Sue A. Adams
Chief Development Consultant
(314) 531-2981 ext. 235