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Charitable Remainder Trusts

A charitable remainder trust allows you to make a significant gift towards the future of Public Justice’s work while providing an income for yourself and family or friends.

How a Charitable Remainder Trust Works

 You transfer cash, securities, or other assets to a trust. The trustee invests the assets, and the trust pays income to you or to individuals you name for life or for a term of years. When the trust terminates, Public Justice receives the remainder.

The trust may be a Charitable Remainder Annuity Trust (fixed payments) or a Charitable Remainder Unitrust (fixed percentage).

Benefits of a Charitable Remainder Trust

  • Income for life or a term of years
  • A current charitable income tax deduction for a portion of your contribution
  • Capital gains tax savings if you fund the trust with appreciated assets
  • Reduction in your taxable estate
  • The satisfaction of making a significant gift to Public Justice, helping to ensure the future of our programs.

To establish a trust, please see a tax or estate attorney. The Public Justice Foundation can provide suggested attorneys in your area, if you are interested.

To learn more, please contact your attorney or accountant, or contact Maggie Barr, Membership Manager at (202) 861-5234 or mbarr@publicjustice.net.