Planned Giving
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How to Give

How to Give

Giving to our cause can be done either directly or through a gift model that can provide tax benefits and even income. Click on a gift model below to learn more.

  • Donor Advised Fund
    You fund a DAF and make charitable gift recommendations during your lifetime. When you pass away, your children can carry on your legacy of giving.
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  • Bequest
    You designate our organization as the beneficiary of your asset by will, trust or beneficiary designation form.
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  • IRA Rollover
    Congress has enacted a permanent IRA charitable rollover. As a result you can make an IRA rollover gift this year and in future years.
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  • Beneficiary Designation Gifts
    You can designate us as a beneficiary of a retirement, investment or bank account or your life insurance policy.
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  • Charitable Remainder Unitrust
    You transfer your cash or appreciated property to fund a charitable remainder unitrust. The trust sells your property tax free and provides you with income for life or a term of years.
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  • Charitable Remainder Annuity Trust
    You transfer your cash or appreciated property to fund a charitable remainder annuity trust. The trust sells your property tax free and provides you with fixed income for life or a term of years.
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  • Charitable Lead Trust
    You fund a trust that makes gifts to us for a number of years. Your family receives the trust remainder at substantial tax savings.
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  • Sale and Unitrust
    You give a portion of your property to us to fund a charitable remainder trust, when the property sells you receive cash and income for life.
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  • Bargain Sale
    We purchase your property for less than fair market value. You receive cash and a charitable deduction for the difference between the market value and purchase price.
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  • Give It Twice Trust
    You provide your children with a stream of income while making a gift to charity.
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  • Life Estate Reserved
    You give your property to our organization but retain the right to use the property during your life.
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The Institute envisions a society in which all individuals enjoy life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. It is a society in which: Students engage with and champion these rights for themselves and others. Teachers educate students to seek knowledge and tackle challenges with these rights in mind. Parents empower their children to apply these rights in their own lives through interaction, example, and dialogue. Mission: The Bill of Rights Institute engages, educates, and empowers individuals with a passion for the freedom and opportunity that exist in a free society.