Charitable Lead Trust
Protect Your Assets
You can benefit from the tax savings that result from supporting United Way of Buffalo & Erie County (UWBEC) without giving up the assets that you'd like your family to receive someday with a donation in the form of a charitable lead trust.
There are two ways that charitable lead trusts make payments to UWBEC:
A charitable lead annuity trust pays a fixed amount each year to UWBEC and is more attractive when interest rates are low.
A charitable lead unitrust pays a variable amount each year 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 UWBEC go up as well.
An Example of How It Works
George would like to support United Way of Buffalo & Erie County (UWBEC) 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 UWBEC 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.
- Contact Jane Armbruster at 716-887-2734 or email@example.com to talk about supporting United Way of Buffalo & Erie County (UWBEC) by setting up a charitable lead trust.
- Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
- If you include UWBEC in your plans, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.
Legal Name: United Way of Buffalo & Erie County
Address: 742 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY 14209
Federal Tax ID Number: 16-0743969