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Planned Giving FAQ

 

Frequently Asked Questions


QWhat kinds of gifts does Five Acres accept?


A: Outright gifts of cash, securities or other property
(e.g., real estate, personally property).


A gift through your will or revocable trust, or through distribution from a retirement plan or life insurance policy.

A gift that returns lifetime payments to you, your spouse, or other individuals, such as a charitable gift annuity or charitable remainder trust.




QWhat assets can I use to make a gift?


A:  Cash, publicly traded securities or the remainder of your retirement account. Other possibilities are real estate, closely held stock and artwork.



Q:  What tax deductions are available?


A: Outright gifts generate a full income-tax charitable deduction. Those of appreciated securities are deductible at fair market value with no recognition of capital gains.

Gifts of personal property like art, books and collectibles are fully deductible if they are relevant to our mission.

Bequests are exempt from estate tax.

Life insurance distributions are exempt from estate tax.

A lifetime gift of an insurance policy generates a deduction for the value of the policy.

The charitable deduction for a gift that makes payments to you, such as a charitable gift annuity or a charitable remainder trust, is the fair market value of the gift asset minus the present value of the income interest you retain.


For additional information, please contact Cynthia Nickell at (626) 798-6793 Ext. 2250 or email her.

She Wanted To Help Kids

Jan Neilson's Story:


“Jane was very interested in young children,” said attorney David Pierce of San Marino who delivered a generous check to Five Acres from Jane F. Neilson’s trust.  After Mrs. Neilson’s only son died in a traffic accident Mr. Pierce helped her select charities to be the beneficiaries of her estate. She chose Five Acres simply because she loved children. Over the years Mrs. Neilson and Mr. Pierce became close friends. “She was gorgeous as a young woman and had the greatest sense of humor of anybody I ever knew,” he noted. “She would be happy knowing her money will be well spent.”


For information about ways to help Five Acres’ children and families in your estate plan, please contact Cynthia Nickell at (626) 798-6793 Ext. 2250 or email her.