|Ways to Give|
The following are ways to donate to the Pulaski County Community Foundation. All of them can create change for the better:
The simplest, most efficient way to make a gift. Cash gifts can be made in honor or in memory of a person or organization. Gifts of cash can be used to start a fund, add to an existing fund, or to make an unrestricted contribution. All will help support Pulaski County.
Popular alternatives to cash are gifts of appreciated property, such as securities and real estate. In addition to an income-tax deduction for the full fair-market value of the property, the donor escapes any potential capital-gain tax.
Bequests are testamentary gifts specifically made in your will or testamentary trust. Such gifts are exempt from estate tax.
You can receive tremendous estate tax benefits by naming the Community Foundation as the beneficiary of your IRA or 401K.
There are several ways to give through life insurance. You may make a cash gift, asking that the Foundation use the contribution to purchase a policy on your life, or you can give an already-owned policy. You may also assign the dividends of a policy as a gift or name the Community Foundation as a beneficiary.
Charitable gift annuity provides lifetime income to the beneficiary and immediate tax benefits to the donor. More information.
Charitable remainder trusts offer a triple advantage. First, you receive an immediate tax deduction for a charitable gift. Second, assets are removed from your estate avoiding future estate taxes. And third, you or someone you select can receive a lifetime of income from your gift.
Charitable Lead Trusts
A donor may name The Community Foundation and other charities as beneficiaries of a specified percentage of income from a trust for a set number of years. Ultimately, the bulk of the trust reverts to other named beneficiaries, such as children or grandchildren.
The Pulaski County Community Foundation has established a Legacy Society. The Society recognizes those individuals who have demonstrated commitment to their community by including us in their estate planning. More Info.