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Endowed Gifts

Endowed Gifts

Create a legacy of peace and change

Ensure AFSC's work for future generations

An endowment gift to the American Friends Service Committee today provides funding for our important work to bring about peace, justice, and human dignity worldwide. When you make a donation to our endowment, you give a gift with both immediate and long-term benefits.

Endowment funds are invested in accordance with AFSC's socially responsible investment policy. Each year, the income from the endowment is used to support AFSC's work for peace with lasting justice around the world. Gifts to the endowment provide a stable financial base for AFSC, ensuring that the organization will have the time and flexibility to make the very best decisions for the long term.

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Investing in a more peaceful world

Couple SmilingLongtime supporters Jessica and David have two goals: First, they want to make sure AFSC continues to receive support after they're gone. Second, they want to memorialize David's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jones.

Jessica and David make a $100,000 donation to AFSC, which we invest, and each year, a portion of the income from the invested money will be used to support AFSC's work for peace and justice in honor of the Joneses. Plus, Jessica and David get a federal income tax charitable deduction on their taxes because they made a lump-sum gift.

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Next steps

  1. Contact Alyssa Chatten at 888-588-2372 or achatten@afsc.org to discuss endowed gifts.
  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 achatten@afsc.org 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 gift 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 receive an immediate federal income tax charitable deduction. 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 receive an immediate federal income tax charitable deduction. 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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