"My cousin was hosting a birthday dinner for his wife, Ellen. Rather than spend money on gifts, Ellen asked us to consider donating to our favorite nonprofit. We chose Perkins.
My husband and I really admire the school’s mission. Sure, life can be challenging for people with disabilities; yet, too often society does not recognize the great potential these individuals possess. I like that Perkins sees the possibilities, and provides the tools for students to define and achieve their own personal success.
We have since created three deferred charitable gift annuities with Perkins. We like this type of legacy gift because not only does it support the work of Perkins—which is fabulous—but by staggering the start date of our fixed annuity payments, we feel we are providing ourselves with a hedge against inflation. Perkins has made it simple for us to make contributions online or via snail mail by returning the reply envelope enclosed. And we prefer to support nonprofits like Perkins, rather than allow taxes to eat away at our resources.
Ronald's retiring, and we knew we had to be smart about preparing for the future. The deferred charitable gift annuity allows us to plan ahead of time for our financial security, abate our tax liability and support a meaningful cause. And the more we have gotten to know Perkins, the more confident we have grown in the knowledge that our money is right where it should be. We've visited campus several times to learn more about the programs, and we are especially impressed with the teachers' skill, dedication and reputation for excellence. Teachers from all over the world come to Perkins to train with them.
We really admire how Perkins helps realize the possibility in every student, teacher and family with whom it works. By establishing a deferred charitable gift annuity, we are reaching our financial goals and simultaneously helping to spread Perkins’ important work around the globe."
Augment your retirement income with a Deferred Charitable Gift Annuity and receive:
- Reliable, fixed income for life starting at a future date you have selected.
- Increased income and larger tax deduction in the year you establish the DGA.