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  • Touch the lives of others while creating a lasting legacy
  • Find peace of mind through a wide variety of tax benefits
  • Help Golden Gate University achieve its goals for current and future generations
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Charitable Remainder Unitrust

You may be concerned about the high cost of capital gains tax with the sale of an appreciated asset. Perhaps you recently sold property and are looking for a way to save on taxes this year and plan for retirement. A charitable remainder unitrust might offer the solutions you need!

Charitable Remainder Unitrust
Stock or Cash
Unitrust
Donor
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Benefits of a charitable remainder unitrust

  • Receive income for life, for a term of up to 20 years or life plus a term of up to 20 years
  • Avoid capital gains on the sale of your appreciated assets
  • Receive an immediate charitable income tax deduction for the charitable portion of the trust
  • Establish a future legacy gift to our organization

How a charitable remainder unitrust works

  1. You transfer cash or assets to fund a charitable remainder unitrust.
  2. In the case of a trust funded with appreciated assets, the trust will then sell the assets tax-free.
  3. The trust is invested to pay income to you or any other trust beneficiaries you select based on a life, lives, a term of up to 20 years or a life plus a term of up to 20 years.
  4. You receive an income tax deduction in the year you transfer assets to the trust.
  5. Our organization benefits from what remains in the trust after all the trust payments have been made.

Contact us

If you have any questions about leaving a bequest to Golden Gate University, please call Vice President of Development & Alumni Relations Mary Ellen McGillan at 415-442-6591

Or you can contact us here. We would be happy to assist you. If you have been so generous as to include a bequest to Golden Gate University as part of your estate plan, please take the time to let us know. We would like to recognize you and your family for your generosity.

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