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Charitable Gift Annuities

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When you are looking for ways to support Fred Hutch, you shouldn't feel like you are choosing between your philanthropic goals and financial security. One gift that allows you to support the Hutch's lifesaving research while receiving fixed payments for life is a charitable gift annuity.

A charitable gift annuity involves a simple contract between you and Fred Hutch where you agree to make a gift to Fred Hutch and we, in return, agree to pay you (and someone else, if you choose) a fixed amount each year for the rest of your life.

Not only does this gift provide you, and another beneficiary, if you choose, with secure regular payments and allow the Hutch to invest in research that will lead to more cures, but it also provides you with a variety of tax benefits, including a federal income tax charitable deduction.

Delay Your Payments

If you are younger than 60 or don't need your payments immediately, you can set up a deferred gift annuity. This allows you to delay receiving payments until a later date — such as when you reach retirement. To learn more, view and download the FREE guide Plan for Retirement With a Deferred Gift Annuity.

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In Pursuit of Cures

Bob WidditschBob Widditsch is a man of many pursuits who loves problem-solving. When he was diagnosed with prostate cancer, he used those skills to research options, and he ended up at Fred Hutch's patient-care arm, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. Read his story.

A Helping Hand

Former Fred Hutch nurse Judy Kornell found a way to help after she retired by giving a charitable gift annuity. See how Judy's gift provides her with yearly income and benefits the Hutch.

 

Check Out This Potential Scenario

Couple walking and smilingSay that Justin, 66, and Mary, 65, want to make a contribution to Fred Hutch that will support our work for generations to come, but they also want to ensure that they have dependable income during their retirement years. They establish a $20,000 charitable gift annuity with Fred Hutch. Based on their ages, they will receive a payment rate of 4.3 percent, which means that they will receive $860 each year for the remainder of their lives. They're also eligible for a federal income tax charitable deduction of $5,217* when they itemize. Finally, they know that after their lifetimes, the remaining amount will be used to support livesaving research.

*Based on annual payments and a 2.2 percent charitable midterm federal rate. Deductions vary based on income earned.

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Learn How to Fund It

You can use the following assets to fund a charitable gift annuity:

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Next Steps

  1. Contact our Planned Giving team at 206.667.3396 or plannedgiving@fredhutch.org for additional information about charitable gift annuities or to chat more about the personal benefits of creating a gift annuity with Fred Hutch.
  2. Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.

California 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.

Learn more about making tax-wise gifts.

Ready to start planning today?

Learn how you can make a
big difference with just a
little effort.

Learn more about the many benefits of a charitable
gift annuity.

Discover which type of charitable trust fits your estate plan.

Learn more about the many ways to give real estate.

Learn how you can establish a legacy of support.

Want to learn more about donor advised funds?

Want to learn more about this simple gift?

Ready to take advantage of this tax-smart gift opportunity?

View My Free Guide

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A charitable bequest is one or two sentences in your will or living trust that leave to Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center a specific item, an amount of money, a gift contingent upon certain events or a percentage of your estate.

an individual or organization designated to receive benefits or funds under a will or other contract, such as an insurance policy, trust or retirement plan

Bequest Language

"I give to Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, a Washington nonprofit corporation located in Seattle, Washington, or its successor organization, the sum of $ _________ (or % of my estate), (or other personal property herein described) to be used for its general support and charitable purposes without restriction."

able to be changed or cancelled

A revocable living trust is set up during your lifetime and can be revoked at any time before death. They allow assets held in the trust to pass directly to beneficiaries without probate court proceedings and can also reduce federal estate taxes.

cannot be changed or cancelled

tax on gifts generally paid by the person making the gift rather than the recipient

the original value of an asset, such as stock, before its appreciation or depreciation

the growth in value of an asset like stock or real estate since the original purchase

the price a willing buyer and willing seller can agree on

The person receiving the gift annuity payments.

the part of an estate left after debts, taxes and specific bequests have been paid

a written and properly witnessed legal change to a will

the person named in a will to manage the estate, collect the property, pay any debt, and distribute property according to the will

A donor advised fund is an account that you set up but which is managed by a nonprofit organization. You contribute to the account, which grows tax-free. You can recommend how much (and how often) you want to distribute money from that fund to Fred Hutch or other charities. You cannot direct the gifts.

An endowed gift can create a new endowment or add to an existing endowment. The principal of the endowment is invested and a portion of the principal’s earnings are used each year to support the mission.

Tax on the growth in value of an asset—such as real estate or stock—since its original purchase.

Securities, real estate, or any other property having a fair market value greater than its original purchase price.

Real estate can be a personal residence, vacation home, timeshare property, farm, commercial property or undeveloped land.

A charitable remainder trust provides you or other named individuals income each year for life or a period not exceeding 20 years from assets you give to the trust you create.

You give assets to a trust that pays our organization set payments for a number of years, which you choose. The longer the length of time, the better the gift tax savings to you. When the term is up, the remaining trust assets go to you, your family or other beneficiaries you select. This is an excellent way to transfer property to family members at a minimal cost.

You fund this type of trust with cash or appreciated assets—and receive an immediate federal income tax charitable deduction. You can also make additional gifts; each one also qualifies for a tax deduction. The trust pays you, each year, a variable amount based on a fixed percentage of the fair market value of the trust assets. When the trust terminates, the remaining principal goes to Fred Hutch as a lump sum.

You fund this trust with cash or appreciated assets—and receive an immediate federal income tax charitable deduction. Each year the trust pays you or another named individual the same dollar amount you choose at the start. When the trust terminates, the remaining principal goes to Fred Hutch as a lump sum.

A beneficiary designation clearly identifies how specific assets will be distributed after your death.

A charitable gift annuity involves a simple contract between you and Fred Hutch where you agree to make a gift to Fred Hutch and we, in return, agree to pay you (and someone else, if you choose) a fixed amount each year for the rest of your life.

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