Palma’s Legacy Society
The Legacy Society is a way to recognize our alumni, parents, grandparents and friends who have included Palma School in their estate plans. Legacy Society members acknowledge the importance of providing future support for the programs of Palma School.
Planned Giving Opportunities
A bequest is a simple yet deeply meaningful way to make a gift to Palma School. Made as a part of your will, you can make it for a specific amount or as a percentage of your estate. The advantage of making a gift through a bequest is that gift and estate taxes are reduced or avoided.
The contribution of a life insurance policy can provide a significant gift in a manner that can be especially attractive to younger donors. By designating the school as both the owner and beneficiary of a life insurance policy, the premiums or the value of the policy at the time of donation may be tax-deductible to the donor.
Charitable Gift Annuities
Charitable Gift Annuities (CGA) are a simple way to give money to the school, receive a guaranteed income for life and take an immediate tax deduction. A CGA is a type of life income gift that pays a fixed amount for life in exchange for an irrevocable gift to Palma School. The amount of income to the donor (the annuity rate) is determined by the donor’s age and/or the age of another income beneficiary. The rate is typically governed by the American Council on Gift Annuities. These rates change occasionally. A gift annuity qualifies for immediate tax benefits. A portion of the gift is deductible as a charitable contribution, and a portion of the income received each year is tax-free. Also, if the gift annuity is funded with long-term appreciated securities, the donor may also receive additional tax advantages. For example, any reportable capital gain on the gifted asset is spread over the term of the gift annuity rather than all in the same year.
Help continue our work
Consider a gift to us in your will or living trust. Called a charitable bequest, this type of gift works well for people who believe in our cause but can’t. Just a few sentences in your will or trust is all that is needed. We can give you the correct wording to use.
- Flexibility. Because you are not actually making a gift until after your lifetime, you can change your mind at any time.
- Versatility. You can structure the bequest to leave a specific item or amount of money, or leave a percentage of your estate to us.
- Tax Relief. When you make a gift to Palma School in your will, your estate is entitled to an estate tax charitable deduction for the gift’s full value.
Should a bequest be a specific dollar amount or a percentage of the value of your estate?
Making bequests of a percentage of the value of your estate is often the best way to carry out your objectives because it’s sometimes difficult to determine what size donation will make sense. Emergencies happen, and you need to make sure your family is financially taken care of first. Including a bequest of a percentage of your estate ensures that your gift will remain proportionate to your estate size, no matter how it fluctuates over the years.
For a more complete explanation of possible ways to leave assets, please contact the Advancement Office at 831.422.2309.
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