Planned and Estate Giving

A planned gift is a contribution that is arranged in the present and allocated at a future date. This type of gift is made through a formal financial or estate plan. Planned gifts offer many benefits to you, your estate, the charities you want to support, and the legacy you hope to leave behind.

Commonly donated through a will, estate plan, or charitable bequest, planned gifts can have a major impact on Seedlings’ longevity. Please contact your estate planning attorney for more information about adding Seedlings to your planned and estate giving.

Charitable Bequests

In as little as one sentence in your will or living trust, you can complete your gift to Seedlings. Please consult your estate planning attorney on how to structure your bequest.

Beneficiary Designations

An easy and flexible way to give, you can name Seedlings Braille Books for Children as a beneficiary to receive assets such as retirement plans and life insurance policies. Consult your attorney to discuss any additional benefits of naming Seedlings your beneficiary.

Charitable Remainder Trusts

Charitable remainder trusts are irrevocable trusts that let you donate assets to charity and draw annual income for life. If you have built up a sizeable estate, a charitable remainder trust provides a partial charitable income tax deduction and up-front capital gains tax avoidance.

Charitable Lead Trusts

The opposite of remainder trusts, charitable lead trusts provide Seedlings with set payments for however long you choose. When that time is up, the remaining trust assets go to you, your family, or other beneficiaries you select.

IRA Charitable Rollover

You can give up to $100,000 of your required minimum distribution from your IRA directly to Seedlings without having to pay income tax on the distribution.

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions about Seedlings.

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Cora, 3

“We found Seedlings right after Cora was diagnosed at 8 months old and have since filled her room library with beautifully brailled books! She is beginning braille lessons, and the early exposure from your books laid the foundation already!”

— Cora’s mother, Brittany