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The services that the Burton Center Foundation offers are supported in large part by the compassion and generosity of concerned community members. If you would like to help further the work that we do, please use "Donate Now" button below to make a donation through PayPal.

We greatly appreciate donations of any size and want you to know that your contribution will change someone’s life for the better.

Planning Strategies

Thank you for considering a gift to help support the Burton Center's future. We know you support our work because you believe in what we do, and because you want to help make a difference in the live of others. Nut we'd also like to make sure you benefit from making a gift to us.

Your Giving Options

You are probably familiar with outright gifts, such as cash or a check, which you make today and we can use right away. But sometimes an immediate gift isn't the best option, especially if you feel unsure about giving up assets today that you or your loved ones might need in the future.

A planned gift is a perfect solution to this problem. There are many different types of planned gifts, and each offers unique advantages. Some planned gifts are revocable - a bequest in your will or living trust, for example - so you can change your mind at any time. Or, they can me irrevocable - just as outright gifts are. The key feature of planned gifts like these is that they provide important benefits to you as well as the charitable organization.

Learn More

The chart inside summarizes the benefits of several common charitable gifts such as bequests, beneficiary designations and more. Just think of what you want to accomplish with your gift, and there's probably a way to do it!

We're here to answer any questions you might have about planned giving. We can examine your particular situation and, together with your attorney and/or financial advisors, help you find ways to support our mission while ensuring your family's financial security. Please call us for more information!

Your Gift Your Goal How You Make The Gift Your Benefits
Simple Gifts Anyone Can Make Your Will or Living Trust

A Beneficiary Designation
  • Defer a gift until after your passing.
  • Maintain control of your assets during your lifetime
  • Work with your attorney to add a gift in your will or living trust detailing your donation to the burton center foundation.
  • Designate the Burton Center Foundation as beneficiary of a percentage of your retirement plan, savings or brokerage account or life insurance policy.
  • Maintain your current lifestyle while making a meaningful gift to support the Burton Center.
  • Enjoy flexibility to change your plans as life changes.
  • Pass your retirement plan assets to the Burton Center Foundation tax-free
GIFTS OF ASSETS Stock or Other Securities

Rela Estate

Personal Property
  • Make a gift now and receive benefits.
  • Make a larger gift with little or no effect on cash flow
  • Give stock or securities that have increased in value directly to the Burton Center Foundation.
  • Donate your residence, farm or commercial property.
  • Donate tangible personal property such as art, collectibles or other items of value.
  • Qualify for a potential income tax deduction.
  • Avoid capital gains taxes on assets that have increased in value.
  • Transfer the expense of insuring or maintaining assets you no longer need.
A flexible Gift that pays income Charitable remainder unitrust

charitable remainder annuity trust
  • Supplement your own retirement income or that of someone else.
  • You transfer cash, securities or other appreciated property into a charitable remainder trust. The trust pays either a variable (unitrust) or fixed (annuity trust) amount each year to you or another beneficiary if you choose, for a lifetime or a term up to 20 years. When the term is up, the balance goes to the Burton Center Foundation.
  • You can make a generous gift to the Burton Center Foundation, receive an immediate income tax deduction for the charitable portion of your gift and eliminate capital gains tax at the time of the gift when the trust is funded with appreciated assets.
Gifts that reduce gift and estate taxes on assets you pass to family Charitable Lead Unitrust

Charitable Lead Annuity Trust
  • Provide a revenue stream to the Burton Center Foundation.
  • You transfer securities or other appreciateiing property into a charitable lead trust. The trust pays either a variable (unitrust) or fixed (annuity trust) amount each year to the Burton Center Foundation for a lifetime or term of years. The balance then passes to your heirs.
  • Support the Burton Center during your lifetime, reduce your taxable estate and often reduce gift taxes.