Support Sigma Chi Foundation now, increase your future income in retirement
If you are starting to think about retirement, one of the financial realities is that you will no longer have a steady income from employment once you retire. Financial advisors encourage clients to identify other sources of income to replace a steady paycheck. While you understand you need to commit more of your current resources to retirement income planning, you may also want to continue your support of favorite charities. You can do both. A deferred payment charitable gift annuity enables you to make a gift now to Sigma Chi Foundation, receive a charitable deduction to reduce current income taxes if you itemize, and to have an additional source of income when you choose to retire.
The benefits of deferring charitable gift annuity income payments
Establishing a deferred payment charitable gift annuity is simple. You make a gift to Sigma Chi Foundation of cash or appreciated securities and Sigma Chi Foundation agrees to pay up to two individuals a fixed income beginning on a date you choose. You can set a firm date for payments
to begin when you establish the annuity, or you can decide at a future date when you want the payments to begin. The longer you defer the start of payments the more annual income you will receive. Once the payments begin, they never fluctuate and will not be affected by changes in the economy or financial markets. Sigma Chi Foundation will give you a simple agreement for your records. In return for your gift, you will get an income tax charitable deduction for a portion of your gift which will save you taxes if you itemize. In almost every case, your annuity payments will be partially tax-free for a time. Two priorities accomplished – additional retirement income and generous support for Sigma Chi Foundation.
How to establish a deferred payment charitable gift annuity with Sigma Chi Foundation.
Once you decide to establish a deferred payment charitable gift annuity with Sigma Chi Foundation, here is the process.
- Contact the Planned Giving office to ensure that the age(s) of the annuitant(s) meet the gift annuity policies at Sigma Chi Foundation.
- If you have not received a financial illustration for the gift you are considering, request the illustration from the Planned Giving office.
- Request a Gift Annuity Application form from the Planned Giving office.