Higher Charitable Gift Annuity Rates!
Increase your retirement income and shape Syracuse University’s future with a charitable gift annuity. Good news: the gift annuity rates are now the highest they’ve been in years.
How It Works
With a charitable gift annuity, you make a donation using cash, marketable securities or other assets, and we, in turn, pay you a fixed amount for life. With this gift you can boost your retirement income and feel secure because you receive reliable, predictable payments for as long as you live.
It’s a great time to contact Lynne Marie S. Jones, CFRE at 888.352.9535 or GiftPlan@syr.edu for a personalized illustration at no obligation.
Here’s an Example
Barbara, 72, transfers $25,000 in exchange for a charitable gift annuity.
With the old rates: Barbara received annual payments of $1,350, a rate of 5.4 percent.
With the new rates: Barbara receives annual payments of $1,450, a rate of 5.8 percent. This is a payout rate increase of approximately 7.4 percent.
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- A partial income tax charitable deduction for your gift when you itemize.
- Part of each payment is income tax-free throughout your estimated life expectancy.
Tip: Consider Giving Appreciated Assets
Funding a gift annuity with appreciated assets, such as securities, will not only provide you with reliable payments for life and allow you to support Syracuse University’s work, but it can offer financial benefits. You will receive a federal income tax charitable deduction (when you itemize) in the year the gift is made and eliminate part of the capital gains tax you would have paid if selling the securities.
Request Your Personalized Illustration
We would be happy to send you a free, no-obligation illustration showing you the increased benefits you can receive from a charitable gift annuity. Your personalized illustration will include your potential income tax charitable deduction and our annual payments to you for life. Contact Lynne Marie S. Jones, CFRE at 888.352.9535 or GiftPlan@syr.edu to begin.
The information on this website is not intended as legal or tax advice. For such advice, please consult an attorney or tax advisor. Figures cited in any examples are for illustrative purposes only. References to tax rates include federal taxes only and are subject to change. State law may further impact your individual results. Annuities are subject to regulation by the State of California. Payments under such agreements, however, are not protected or otherwise guaranteed by any government agency or the California Life and Health Insurance Guarantee Association. A charitable gift annuity is not regulated by the Oklahoma Insurance Department and is not protected by a guaranty association affiliated with the Oklahoma Insurance Department. Charitable gift annuities are not regulated by and are not under the jurisdiction of the South Dakota Division of Insurance. A copy of our most recently filed financial report is available from the Charities Registry on the New York State Attorney General’s website (www.charitiesnys.com) or, upon request, by contacting the New York State Attorney General, Charities Bureau, 28 Liberty Street, New York, NY 10005, or us at 640 Skytop Road, 2nd Floor, Syracuse, NY 13244-5160. You also may obtain information on charitable organizations from the New York State Office of the Attorney General at www.charitiesnys.com or (212) 416-8401.