Charitable Remainder Unitrust

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Planned Giving

For more information about planned giving, please contact John Garcia at 401-606-4615 or email  John.Garcia@lifespan.org.

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What is a Charitable Remainder Unitrust?

With a charitable remainder trust, you or other named individuals can receive income each year for life or a period (not exceeding 20 years) from assets you give to the trust you create. Payments can be either variable or a fixed amount. After the life of the named individuals or the set period of years, the balance in the trust goes to support Rhode Island Hospital Foundation.

A charitable remainder unitrust can be arranged for gifts of $100,000 or more.

Benefits include:

  • Steady income for you or your chosen beneficiary for a fixed term of years, or for life.
  • Up-front capital gains tax avoidance.
  • A one-time charitable tax deduction for a portion of your gift.
  • Potential for increased income.

Below is an example based upon two lives, ages 65 and 66, with appreciated securities of $100,000 with a cost basis of $25,000.

Property Basis Chart

Benefits

  • Immediate. Charitable income deduction of $34,481.

  • Annual. First year payments of $5,000. Payments will vary in future and continue for lives of beneficiaries, ages 65 and 66.

  • Future. Rhode Island Hospital will receive remaining principal when trust ends. May reduce estate taxes and costs.