Your heart cries out for the vulnerable. You want to make a difference in the lives of hurting children. It’s time now to take action. You can be a part of the solution for countless boys and girls starting today, with effects that will last for generations. Through your thoughtful, generous gifts, you will join with other like-minded, big hearted people in changing the world, one precious child at a time.
There are many ways you can make an impact for good. Whether you have already determined how you want to join the mission of Christ-centered healing, or you’re still wondering what the best way for you might be, we’re here to help. We are happy to sit down with you and talk about your desires, your needs, the legacy you want to leave, and help come up with solutions that will accomplish your wishes.
When you are considering ways to help Texas Girls & Boys Ranch Foundation, you shouldn’t feel like you are choosing between supporting a cause you believe in and your own financial security. There are options that will help you do both!
This is a popular way to make a gift during your lifetime, so you get to see the benefits of your generosity, while at the same time securing a stream of income for life! A gift annuity will pay you (and someone else, if you choose), a fixed amount each year, based on your age when you establish the annuity. If you don’t need the income now, you can establish the gift annuity but defer the payments until a set time in the future. A gift annuity can also provide significant tax advantages in the way of a charitable tax deduction in the year you make your gift. In addition, part of each payment you receive may be tax-free or taxed at a lower rate than other income for a period of time.
If you have built up a sizeable estate and are looking for ways to receive reliable payments either for life or a set number of years, this may be a good option for you. With the help of appropriate advisors, you transfer your selected assets to a trust that will be professionally managed. The trust will then pay you, or someone else you designate, either for life or a period of time up to 20 years. Your payments can either be a fixed dollar amount, or they can vary each year according to the value of the trust. When the trust terminates, what remains will be paid to Texas Girls & Boys Ranch Foundation to further the mission of healing wounded children. This kind of arrangement may provide you with several benefits, including a charitable tax deduction, potential for increased income, and up-front capital gains tax avoidance.
You can fund both a gift annuity and a charitable remainder trust with either cash or appreciated assets such as securities, closely held stock, real estate, or tangible personal property, which may increase your tax benefits.
When you include Texas Girls & Boys Ranch Foundation in your estate plans, you can feel confident, knowing that your legacy of compassion will continue for generations to come! There are several options you can choose, and numerous benefits for you and your heirs.
Another option you might consider is to designate Texas Girls & Boys Ranch Foundation as a full or partial beneficiary of your retirement plan assets, brokerage or bank accounts, life insurance, or insurance annuities. Simply contact the plan administrator and ask for the appropriate beneficiary designation form, fill it out, and return it. And remember, please be sure to use our full legal name to ensure your wishes are carried out accurately.
Your contribution today can be put to work immediately, securing the future for boys and girls who desperately need your help. You can donate online or send a check and we will get those funds to work right away. And of course, that gift will be tax deductible. Did you also know you can make gifts of appreciated assets, such as stocks or real estate, and potentially make a greater impact, as well as realize a larger tax benefit? If you have mineral interests (oil and gas royalties), whether currently producing or not, you can donate those, also.
No matter how you choose to give, know that your generosity will have far reaching effects, touching the lives of boys and girls desperate for healing, even those who have not yet been born. Feel free to reach out to us and talk about your desire to make a difference in the lives of these children. We would love to help you fulfill your charitable goals.