GIVING

PLANNED

Including Sunshine Ministries in your estate planning is an excellent way to leave a legacy of healing, help and hope for the homeless and needy of St. Louis.

BENEFITS:

FOR SUNSHINE MINISTRIES & YOU

TAX BENEFITS

Planned gifts can reduce estate tax liability if you have a taxable estate or, in certain cases, qualify as an income tax deduction.

GREATER FLEXIBILITY

Few of us are able to give as much as we would like to our favorite charities during our lifetime. A planned gift, however, can include real estate or investments that are currently producing needed income.

INCREASED IMPACT

Planned gifts often play a big part in helping a charitable organization make improvements or capital expenditures that enlarge the scope of the organization’s work for many years to come.

OPTIONS:

POPULAR IDEAS TO CONSULT WITH ATTORNEY

BEQUEST IN WILL

An arrangement in which a donor establishes a dollar amount or a percentage of his or her estate or trust which will go to Sunshine Ministries upon their death.

GIFT OF APPRECIATED SECURITIES

A donor may stipulate in his or her will that certain securities shall be donated to Sunshine Ministries at their death. Donors who do this avoid capital gains tax and receive the deduction of the full value of the securities donated.

GIFT OF LIFE INSURANCE

As with gifts of appreciated securities, a donor may make a gift of life insurance benefits and receive substantial income tax savings.

CONTACT THE DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT AT (314) 231-8209 FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT ESTATE PLANNING GIFTS.