Charitable Lead Trust
Protect Your Assets
With a donation in the form of a charitable lead trust, you can benefit from the tax savings that result from supporting the University at Buffalo 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 the University at Buffalo Foundation:
A charitable lead annuity trust pays a fixed amount each year to the University at Buffalo 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 the University at Buffalo Foundation go up as well.
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An Example of How It Works
George would like to support the University at Buffalo Foundation and provide for his children. George received a windfall amount of income and needs a large income tax deduction to offset the income. Following his adviser's recommendation, George funds a grantor charitable lead annuity trust with assets valued at $1,000,000. George's trust pays $70,000 (7% of the initial fair market value) to the University at Buffalo Foundation each year for 15 years, which will total $1,050,000. After that, the balance in the trust reverts back to George. He receives an income tax charitable deduction of $955,700. Assuming the trust earns an average 6% annual rate of return, George receives approximately $767,240 at the end of the trust term.
*Based on a 1.2% charitable midterm federal rate. Deductions and calculations will vary depending on your personal circumstances.
For a free personalized illustration of how you can benefit from a charitable gift, contact Wendy Irving, Esq. at email@example.com or (877) 825-3422.
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- Contact Wendy Irving, Esq. at (877) 825-3422 or firstname.lastname@example.org to talk about supporting the University at Buffalo Foundation by setting up a charitable lead trust.
- Seek the advice of your financial or legal adviser.
- If you include the University at Buffalo Foundation in your plans, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.
Legal Name: University at Buffalo Foundation, Inc.
Address: 503 Capen Hall, Buffalo, NY 14260
Federal Tax ID Number: 16-0865182