Planned Giving

Planned Giving/Heritage Club

Leave a legacy. Please remember Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas in your will.

To leave a gift in your will, simply share this sentence with your attorney or financial planner: “I bequeath $_____ or _____% of my estate to Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas, Inc., 4816 Worth Street, Dallas, TX 75246.”

When you notify us of your legacy gift, we would be pleased to include you as a member of The Heritage Club.

 

SIX WAYS TO MAKE A PLANNED GIFT TO THE BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS

 A gift in your will or living trust. A simple charitable bequest can provide very meaningful support to our mission as well as reduce the amount of estate and inheritance taxes   paid. Bequests may be specific assets or amounts, or they may be proportional or residual in nature.

 A gift of savings bonds.  Many people have fully appreciated savings bonds. These assets cannot be donated during your lifetime without first being converted to cash and generating tax to be paid. By making a gift of savings bonds through your will you can avoid this tax and support our mission.

 A gift of retirement benefits. Naming the Boys & Girls Clubs as primary, partial, or contingent beneficiary of your retirement plan is a simple, practical gift idea. See your personnel office for the proper forms.

 A gift of financial accounts.  Most checking, savings and brokerage accounts can be bequeathed to the Boys & Girls Clubs through a simple “payable on death” designation with your financial institution.

A beneficiary designation on your life insurance policy.  Without giving up ownership of your life insurance policy, you can still designate the Boys & Girls Clubs as a whole or partial death beneficiary. Contact your insurance company for a Change of Beneficiary form.

A gift of a new or existing life insurance policy. Many people have life insurance policies that are no longer needed for their original purposes. Such policies can be given to the Boys & Girls Clubs, and an income tax deduction can be taken for the cash surrender value. Plus, the annual premiums on a new or existing policy given to the Foundation irrevocably may also be tax-deductible.

 

For more information about planned giving and the many benefits available to you, please click here or contact Laura Brown.