Planned Giving

Contribute to the future of Académie Lafayette through planned giving.

The following gift planning options have special advantages such as increased tax benefits or an income stream. At the same time, you can enjoy the satisfaction of knowing your gift will provide vital future support for students, faculty, facilities, or programs at Academie Lafayette.

Bequests

Including a gift to Académie Lafayette in your will is a simple way to leave an enduring legacy.

Retirement plan assets

Avoid tax penalties by designating Académie Lafayette as a beneficiary of your retirement plan.

Deferred gifts

Charitable gift annuities provide you or another annuitant with a fixed, guaranteed income stream for life. The amount of the income is based on the age of the annuitant(s) at the time of the gift and the value of the assets used to fund the annuity. A minimum gift of $10,000 in cash or appreciated securities is required to set up a charitable gift annuity.

Deferred-payment charitable gift annuities allow you to defer receiving income from your annuity for a specified term of years. This type of an annuity is an effective retirement vehicle. Usually set up before retirement, when your income tax bracket is likely to be higher than after retirement, the annuity entitles you to an immediate charitable gift deduction at the time you make the gift. Then, when you retire and begin receiving the annuity payments, the income is likely to be taxed at a lower rate, when your tax bracket is likely to be lower than it was when you made the gift.

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