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How Charitable Trusts Work

Charitable trusts offer versatile giving options for those wishing to manage their wealth effectively while making a meaningful impact at the Heights.

  • With a charitable lead trust, you can provide BC with annual gifts for a set term (typically between 10 and 20 years) and then transfer the remaining trust assets and appreciation to your children or grandchildren.
    You’ll also receive valuable gift and estate tax deductions that may enable you to leave your heirs a larger estate than would otherwise be possible.  
  • With a charitable remainder trust, you can give a significant gift to BC while receiving income for life for you and your named beneficiaries.
    You’ll also gain a charitable income tax deduction and benefit from gift and estate tax savings.

To discuss your giving options in confidence, please contact the Office of Gift Planning at 877-304-SHAW or legacygiving@bc.edu.

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