Charitable Remainder Unitrust

A charitable remainder unitrust offers maximum flexibility with regards to the investment and benefits of your gift plan.



How It Works

  • You transfer cash, securities, or other appreciated property into a trust. The required minimum for this type of gift is $100,000.
  • The trust pays a percentage of the value of its principal, which is valued annually, to you or beneficiaries you name.
  • You may use your real estate to fund a charitable remainder unitrust (CRUT), which may be structured to provide lifetime income for you and/or others, or income for a term of years.
  • When the trust terminates, the remainder passes to The Hotchkiss School to be used as you have directed.

Benefits

  • Receive income for life or a term of years in return for your gift. 
  • Receive an immediate income tax deduction for a portion of your contribution.
  • Pay no up-front capital gains tax on appreciated assets you give.
  • You can make additional gifts to the trust as your circumstances allow for additional income and tax benefits.


Plan-a-Gift ™

Our interactive Plan-a-Gift™ will recommend the best gift plan to meet your individual needs based on your age, goals and assets, and will help The Hotchkiss School at the same time.

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Contact Us

Planning your estate and legacy for future generations, including your charitable interests, takes careful evaluation. I am here to help and will gladly discuss your needs, goals, and possible gift options.

Brent Alderman Sterste, Director of Gift Planning
baldermansterste@hotchkiss.org
(860) 435-3263
11 Interlaken Road
Lakeville, CT 06039-2141