You can benefit from the tax savings that result from supporting Mile High United Way 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 Mile High United Way:
A charitable lead annuity trust pays a fixed amount each year to Mile High United Way 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 Mile High United Way go up as well.
An Example of How It Works
George would like to support Mile High United Way 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 advisor's recommendation, George funds a grantor charitable lead annuity trust with assets valued at $1,000,000. George's trust pays $70,000 (7 percent of the initial fair market value) to Mile High United Way 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 $854,311. Assuming the trust earns an average 6 percent annual rate of return, George receives approximately $767,240 at the end of the trust term.
*Assuming annual payments and a 3.2 percent charitable midterm federal rate.
Gifts That Pay
Your payments depend on your age at the time of the donation. If you are younger than 60, we recommend that you learn more about your options and download this FREE guide Plan for Retirement With a Deferred Gift Annuity.
- Contact Chelsea Carver at 303.561.2351 or Chelsea.Carver@unitedwaydenver.org to talk about supporting Mile High United Way by setting up a charitable lead trust.
- Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
- If you include Mile High United Way in your plans, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.
Legal Name: Mile High United Way, Inc.
Address: 711 Park Avenue West Denver, CO 80205
Federal Tax ID Number: #84-0404235