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Gift plans to match your goals

Thank you for considering a gift that will support the mission of Rohan Woods School for many years into the future. We know that if you make a contribution to our school, it will be because you believe, as we do, that these early years in students' lives are the most important in forming their educational success. But isn't it wonderful to know that there are so many ways that you can help these young minds receive an exemplary start while simultaneously gaining a benefit from your gift?

You may be surprised to learn that some of the best gift plans also improve the donor's financial and tax status.

Your Giving Options
The most common donations are outright gifts, such as cash or a check that we receive right away. But many times, people want to hold their money and assets for the present, just to be certain that they can meet their own future financial needs. Donors who find themselves in this situation are usually delighted to learn that excellent alternatives exist that allow them to make a gift and meet their planning needs as well. One of these options could be right for you, too!

These options are known as "planned" or "deferred" gifts. They can be revocable - a charitable bequest in your will, for example - about which you can change your mind at any time. Or, they can be irrevocable - just as outright gifts are - so that you can benefit from an immediate income tax deduction.

Irrevocable planned gifts are attractive because they are deferred, often until after your lifetime (and that of a surviving beneficiary, if you wish). Until that time, you receive benefits from the gift.

For example, if you were to create a charitable remainder trust with your assets and name Rohan Woods School as the beneficiary, you would receive lifetime income to augment your retirement savings or to help pay for your grandchild's tuition. At the end of the term of the trust, the school would receive the remainder of the trust. Or, you could deed the school a remainder interest in a vacation home and still retain the right to live in it for the duration of your life. There are some exciting ways to plan to meet your needs and goals while making a life-changing gift to Rohan Woods School!

Which Gift Plan Best Matches Your Goals?

Check the options on the right of this page to see which one best matches your charitable desires and financial and tax status needs.     

  • Outright Gift of Cash  
  • Outright Gift of Securities  
  • Outright Gift of Personal Property  
  • Gift of Insurance  
  • Bequest of Retirement Assets  
  • Gift of Real Estate  
  • Gift of Retained Life Estate
  • Charitable Remainder Unitrust  
  • Charitable Remainder Annuity Trust
  • Charitable Gift Annuity
  • Charitable Lead Trust

We are happy to answer any questions you may have about any of these deferred giving vehicles. Every planned gift should be tailored for each particular donor so please make sure that your financial adviser or attorney are part of the discussion and solution.

We know that other organizations are speaking to you of these same opportunities. We hope that you will consider Rohan Woods as your personal philanthropic choice. As a small school, we can guarantee that your gift to us will have a profound and lasting impact on the lives of children each and every day.

Please contact Meredith Albus (or 314.821.6270) to begin a conversation about changing the world, one child at a time.


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