Charitable Lead Trust
Protect Your Assets
You can benefit from the tax savings that result from supporting Westminster Canterbury Foundation without giving up the assets that you'd like your family to receive someday with a donation in the form of a charitable lead trust.
There are two ways that charitable lead trusts make payments to Westminster Canterbury Foundation:
A charitable lead annuity trust pays a fixed amount each year to Westminster Canterbury Foundation and is more attractive when interest rates are low.
A charitable lead unitrust pays a variable amount each year based on the value of the assets in the trust. With a unitrust, if the trust's assets go up in value, for example, the payments to Westminster Canterbury Foundation go up as well.
An Example of How It Works
George would like to support Westminster Canterbury Foundation and receive tax benefits. George received a windfall amount of income and needs a large income tax deduction to offset the income. Following his advisor’s recommendation, George funds a grantor charitable lead annuity trust with assets valued at $1,000,000. George’s trust pays $60,000 (6% of the initial fair market value) to Westminster Canterbury Foundation each year for 15 years, which will total $900,000. After that, the balance in the trust reverts back to George. He receives an income tax charitable deduction of $770,960. Assuming the trust earns an average 8% annual rate of return, George receives approximately $1,637,530 at the end of the trust term.
*Based on a 2.0% charitable midterm federal rate. Deductions and calculations will vary depending on your personal circumstances.
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- Contact Anita E. Adkins at 804.264.6202 or AAdkins@wcrichmond.org to talk about supporting Westminster Canterbury Foundation by setting up a charitable lead trust.
- Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
- If you include Westminster Canterbury Foundation in your plans, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.
Legal Name: Westminster Canterbury Foundation
Address: 1600 Westbrook Avenue, Richmond, VA 23227
Federal Tax ID Number: 52-1189655
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