Goals & Benefits

150746_10152538901908657_6410197489091888511_nThere are many ways to make a gift to Voices of Variety. Take a look at some of the options designed to help you to achieve different goals, and feel free to contact us with questions.

Your Goal

  • Make an important impact to Voices of Variety that doesn’t cost you anything during your lifetime, but that is priceless as part of the legacy that you leave behind.
  • Avoid capital gains liability and take an income tax deduction.
  • Leave more of your estate to your heirs.
  • Continue to receive benefits back from the assets you give to Voices of Variety — and thus multiply your gift.
  • Reduce high tax liability now; gain additional income later.
  • Create a long-term gift that won’t draw funds from your estate.
  • Reduce gift and estate taxes and leave more of your assets to your heirs.
  • Tap into one of your most valuable assets to make a gift to Voices of Variety.

Your Strategy

  • Include a gift from your will or trust (cash, specific property, or a share of the estate).
  • Use appreciated property instead of cash to make your gift.
  • Name Voices of Variety as beneficiary of your retirement plan, and leave less-taxed assets to family.
  • Create a life-income plan like a charitable gift annuity,charitable remainder annuity trust or charitable remainder unitrust.
  • Establish a deferred gift annuity.
  • Create a new life insurance policy, or donate a paid-up policy of coverage you no longer need.
  • Create a charitable lead trust to pay income to Voices of Variety for a fixed time, then pay the remainder to your heirs.
  • Use real estate to make your gift to Voices of Variety.

Your Benefits

  • A great way to provide resources that help Voices of Variety maintain our traditions.
  • Buy low and give high — while avoiding capital gains tax.
  • Eliminate income tax on retirement plan assets, and free up other property to pass to your heirs.
  • Receive income for your lifetime, receive a charitable deduction, and diversify your holdings.
  • Receive a larger deduction and a higher income rate than an immediate payment annuity.
  • Increase your ability to make a significant gift to Voices of Variety.
  • Reduce gift and estate taxes, and freeze the taxable value of growing assets before they pass to your family.
  • Avoid capital gains tax, receive an income tax deduction — and have the option of a gift that doesn’t affect your lifestyle.


Use our interactive Plan a Gift to determine what type of planned gift might best suit your goals, assets and age.

The material presented on this Planned Giving website is not offered as legal or tax advice.
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