Charitable Lead Trust

Protect Your Assets

If you want to make an impact now at Greensboro Day School and also provide for your family later, consider setting up a charitable lead trust. You transfer cash or other assets to a trust that makes payments to Greensboro Day School for a period of time. When the term is up, the remaining trust passes to your family or other beneficiaries you select.

There are two ways that charitable lead trusts make payments to GDS:

A charitable lead annuity trust pays a fixed amount each year to GDS and is more attractive when interest rates are low.

A charitable lead unitrust pays a variable amount each year to GDS based on the value of the assets in the trust. With a unitrust, if the trust's assets go up in value, for example, the payments to GDS go up as well.

An Example of How It Works

Greensboro Day School George would like to support GDS and provide for his children. George received a windfall amount of income and needs a large income tax deduction to offset the income. Following his advisor's recommendation, George funds a grantor charitable lead annuity trust with assets valued at $1,000,000. George's trust pays $70,000 (7 percent of the initial fair market value) to GDS each year for 15 years, which will total $1,050,000. After that, the balance in the trust reverts back to George. He receives an income tax charitable deduction of $854,311. Assuming the trust earns an average 6 percent annual rate of return, George receives approximately $767,240 at the end of the trust term.

*Assuming annual payments and a 3.2 percent charitable midterm federal rate.

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Next Steps

  1. Contact Tommy Webb at 336-288-8590 ext. 204 or tommywebb@greensboroday.org to talk about supporting GDS by setting up a charitable lead trust.
  2. Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
  3. If you include GDS in your plans, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.

Legal name: Greensboro Independent School Corporation
Address: 5401 Lawndale Drive, Greensboro NC 27455
Federal tax ID number: Please contact us for our federal tax ID number.

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