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Charitable Gift Annuities

Charitable Gift Annuities

You give. You receive.

Make a gift and receive income for life

With a charitable gift annuity, you can provide income for yourself and your family and support AFSC's efforts to build peace with justice in communities around the globe. 

This type of donation can provide you with regular payments and serve as a practical way to make a lasting impact. You can also qualify for a variety of tax benefits, including a federal income tax charitable deduction when you itemize.

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 and download this FREE guide Plan for Retirement With a Deferred Gift Annuity.

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  • Payments for life

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Inspired by the kindness of Quakers

Christa Farnon established a charitable gift annuity with AFSC as a way for her to support the kind of work that she benefited from during her childhood in post-war Germany. 

"We were refugees; we had nothing," says Christa. The feeding program that British and American friends began at her school became a lifeline. 

"I want to support the kind of work of which I've been a recipient," Christa says. "I want to give back."

And she likes that a charitable gift annuity supports the organization while also providing her and William, who are both retired, with a steady, reliable income. "It just makes good sense," she adds.

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Next steps

  1. Contact Alyssa Chatten at 888-588-2372 or for additional information on charitable gift annuities or to chat more about the personal benefits of creating an annuity with AFSC.
  2. Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
  3. If you include AFSC in your plans, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.
  4. Notify us at 888-588-2372 or if you have already given a gift to AFSC, so we can thank you for your generosity.

Legal Name: American Friends Service Committee
Address: 1501 Cherry Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102
Federal Tax ID Number: 23-1352010

A charitable bequest is one or two sentences in your will or living trust that leave to the American Friends Service Committee a specific item, an amount of money, a gift contingent upon certain events or a percentage of your estate.

an individual or organization designated to receive benefits or funds under a will or other contract, such as an insurance policy, trust or retirement plan

Bequest Language

I devise and bequeath to the American Friends Service Committee, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (tax ID #23-1352010) (Insert amount of gift or insert the word "all" or the percentage of the estate) to be used for its general purposes.

able to be changed or cancelled

A revocable living trust is set up during your lifetime and can be revoked at any time before death. They allow assets held in the trust to pass directly to beneficiaries without probate court proceedings and can also reduce federal estate taxes.

cannot be changed or cancelled

tax on gifts generally paid by the person making the gift rather than the recipient

the original value of an asset, such as stock, before its appreciation or depreciation

the growth in value of an asset like stock or real estate since the original purchase

the price a willing buyer and willing seller can agree on

The person receiving the gift annuity payments.

the part of an estate left after debts, taxes and specific bequests have been paid

a written and properly witnessed legal change to a will

the person named in a will to manage the estate, collect the property, pay any debt, and distribute property according to the will

A donor advised fund is an account that you set up but which is managed by a nonprofit organization. You contribute to the account, which grows tax-free. You can recommend how much (and how often) you want to distribute money from that fund to AFSC or other charities. You cannot direct the gifts.

An endowed gift can create a new endowment or add to an existing endowment. The principal of the endowment is invested and a portion of the principal’s earnings are used each year to support our mission.

Tax on the growth in value of an asset—such as real estate or stock—since its original purchase.

Securities, real estate or any other property having a fair market value greater than its original purchase price.

Real estate can be a personal residence, vacation home, timeshare property, farm, commercial property or undeveloped land.

A charitable remainder trust provides you or other named individuals income each year for life or a period not exceeding 20 years from assets you give to the trust you create.

You give assets to a trust that pays our organization set payments for a number of years, which you choose. The longer the length of time, the better the potential tax savings to you. When the term is up, the remaining trust assets go to you, your family or other beneficiaries you select. This is an excellent way to transfer property to family members at a minimal cost.

You fund this type of trust with cash or appreciated assets—and may qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction when you itemize. You can also make additional gifts; each one also qualifies for a tax deduction. The trust pays you, each year, a variable amount based on a fixed percentage of the fair market value of the trust assets. When the trust terminates, the remaining principal goes to AFSC as a lump sum.

You fund this trust with cash or appreciated assets—and may qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction when you itemize. Each year the trust pays you or another named individual the same dollar amount you choose at the start. When the trust terminates, the remaining principal goes to AFSC as a lump sum.

A beneficiary designation clearly identifies how specific assets will be distributed after your death.

A charitable gift annuity involves a simple contract between you and AFSC where you agree to make a gift to AFSC and we, in return, agree to pay you (and someone else, if you choose) a fixed amount each year for the rest of your life.

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