Gifts That Pay You Income
There's a way for you to support Lehigh University and feel confident that you have dependable income in your retirement years. You can do this with a charitable gift annuity.
This type of donation can provide you with regular payments and allow us to further our work. You can also qualify for a variety of tax benefits, including a federal income tax charitable deduction when you itemize.
An Example of How It Works
Dennis, 66, and Mary, 65, want to make a contribution to Lehigh University but they also want to ensure that they have dependable income during their retirement years. They establish a $20,000 charitable gift annuity.
Based on their ages, they will receive a payment rate of 3.9%, which means that they will receive $780 each year for the remainder of their lives. They're also eligible for a federal income tax charitable deduction of $4,878* when they itemize. Finally, they know that after their lifetimes, the remaining amount will be used to support our mission.
*Based on a 1.2% charitable midterm federal rate. Deductions and calculations will vary depending on your personal circumstances.
See How It Works
May 4, 2021—Family and Philanthropy: Growing a Lasting Legacy Presentation—An Introduction
Partnering with nationally-known family governance leader, Tom Rogerson, we shared tools for family communication, philanthropic vision, legacy planning, succession, and education. This was the first in a series of presentations as part of the Lehigh Family Philanthropy initiative.View Presentation
June 2021—Family and Philanthropy: Summer Family Fun Work—Activities to strengthen family relationships and communications
As a follow up to the May 4 Family and Philanthropy presentation, we are offering “Summer Family Fun Work” activities Tom Rogerson uses with his private clients to strengthen family relationships and communications—which are the foundation to building trust and successfully managing wealth.
If you would like to learn more, please complete the short form. We would be delighted to share the information with you. You will receive a packet by email that includes several activities for you to review and share among your family.
Fill out a brief form to learn more about the many benefits of a charitable gift annuity in our FREE guide Strengthen Your Future With a Charitable Gift Annuity.Download and View Your Guide
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. Fill out a brief form to download your FREE copy of the guide Plan for Retirement With a Deferred Gift Annuity.Download and View Your Guide
Calculate Your Benefits
Submit a few details and see how a charitable gift annuity can benefit you.
Personal Estate Planning Kit
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Fund Your Donation With:
- Contact the Office of Planned Giving at (610) 758-4749 or firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information on charitable gift annuities or to chat more about the personal benefits of creating an annuity with Lehigh University.
- Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
- If you include Lehigh University in your plans, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.
Legal Name: Lehigh University
Address: 27 Memorial Drive West, Bethlehem, PA 18015-3086
Federal Tax ID Number: 24-0795445
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