Leave a Legacy To The Local Scouting Program
“Be Prepared” is the motto of the Boy Scouts of America. Encouraging gifts to the Greater St. Louis Area Council endowment is one of our highest priorities. A gift to endowment ensures that the council can continue to offer the outstanding programs we now have and also grow to meet the needs of our youth and community for the next 100 years. Your support will help us meet the current and future goals of the Greater St. Louis Area Council.
As a planned giving donor to the Greater St. Louis Area Council, you can use your giving to achieve personal goals, enhance your financial security, and to help shape the future of Scouting. Planned giving includes a number of ways for you to include charitable giving in your total financial plan. There are advantageous tax treatments of gifts under both state and federal law. Planned giving can help you maximize these tax benefits. Here is a brochure with an overview of a few planned giving options.
Tax advantages can often make it possible for you to provide a greater gift than you thought possible, while also benefiting your family and heirs. Many donors and supporters of Scouting have chosen planned giving as a way to show their interest in supporting Scouting beyond their lifetime, while realizing some tax benefits today. The type of asset and the way it is given to Scouting determines the actual tax and financial benefits that can result from a gift. Certain planned gift arrangements provide you with an opportunity to diversify your holdings, turn highly appreciated assets into a gift that provides you income, and allow you to enjoy significant tax savings. With careful planning today, you may reduce or eliminate estate, inheritance, or gift taxes, allowing your family and the charities you support to receive the full benefits of your life’s work. Certain gift plans actually result in a greater amount of wealth passed on to your family.
As with all financial decisions, a planned gift should be designed with care. A planned giving professional should work closely and confidentially with you to ensure that your gift achieves your individual goals, and expresses your personal vision. Here are just a few options for planned giving:
- Wills and Bequests
- Living Trusts
- Gift Annuities
- Charitable Remainder and Charitable Lead Trusts
- Life Insurance
- Retirement Plan Beneficiaries
Share your intent of leaving Scouting in your will or trust and become part of the Greater St. Louis Scouting Heritage Society by completing and returning this gift letter of intent.
For more information about the planned giving programs of the Greater St. Louis Area Council, please contact:
Director of Development
Phone: (618) 304-7414
We advise you to consult your estate planner for assistance in selecting the most favorable program to maximize your bequest while minimizing your tax bill.
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