Make Your Charitable Giving Go Farther
What is Planned Giving?
“Planned giving” is a term commonly used to describe a wide variety of giving vehicles that allow you to give to charity during your lifetime and/or after your death, while meeting your current income needs and providing for your heirs. Planned gifts are a crucial source of support for The Life Raft Group’s (LRG) lab and patient-based research, as well as our patient education and support programs.
Planned gifts allow LRG to engage in long-term financial planning knowing that resources will be available in the future. Unrestricted gifts also give us the financial flexibility to explore new directions in GIST cancer research. The ability to act quickly is especially valuable as we continue to work toward finding a cure for GIST. Today’s planned gift can make tomorrow’s research breakthrough possible.
Remembering LRG through a bequest is truly philanthropic. For those who choose to leave a legacy gift, they can be assured that their donation will help fund and support GIST programs and research efforts that will endure far into the future. Such generosity springs from the heart and is appreciated by all those who are touched by The LRG. Therefore, we acknowledge such support with membership in The Rafters Legacy Society, to ensure that support services for GIST patients will endure for years to come.
From a donor’s perspective, planned giving is attractive for many reasons. It may allow you to make larger gifts than you otherwise could out of your current assets. Depending on how a planned gift is set up, it may even help you reduce your capital gains or estate taxes. Planned gifts often appeal to people who want to benefit a charitable organization but are not certain how much of their assets they’ll need for themselves during their lifetimes. Planned giving is typically done in conjunction with estate planning, and is a viable option for donors of all income levels.
Most importantly, a planned gift allows you to leave a legacy that will help future GIST patients and their families, as well as to support a cause you fervently believe in at a level not possible during your lifetime. Find out more about planned donations today.