Leaving a planned gift isn’t just for the elderly or extremely wealthy – anyone can leave a legacy. Through a planned gift, you can support girls today with cash or stock, or design a plan as part of your estate that benefits our girl and adult members after your lifetime.
Here are a few Planned Giving options for your consideration:
Bequest by Will
You can make a bequest at any age by adding a codicil to an existing will or drafting a new one. This allows you to leave a legacy while maintaining the assets you need for your current lifestyle. In addition, you may generate a tax savings.
Retirement Plan Assets
Name Spirit of Nebraska as the full or partial beneficiary of your retirement plan. The benefit amount you specify will be distributed to Spirit of Nebraska, tax free.
Life insurance provides a simple way to give a significant gift to Spirit of Nebraska with possible income tax benefits that you may enjoy during your lifetime. Name Spirit of Nebraska as a full or partial beneficiary when you create this plan.
By definition, an endowment is a gift deposited into a fund where the original amount – called the principal – remains forever. Income earned from the fund’s investments provides the means to support Spirit of Nebraska in perpetuity.
For specific questions regarding your gift and tax advantages, please contact your financial and/or tax advisor.
For more information about leaving a legacy gift for Girl Scouts, please send us an email or call 800.487.2578. You can also find additional resources through Girl Scouts of the USA.