Charitable Lead Trust
Protect Your Assets
You can benefit from the tax savings that result from supporting Wayne State University without giving up the assets that you'd like your family to receive someday with a donation in the form of a charitable lead trust.
There are two ways that charitable lead trusts make payments to Wayne State:
A charitable lead annuity trust pays a fixed amount each year to Wayne State and is more attractive when interest rates are low.
A charitable lead unitrust pays a variable amount each year based on the value of the assets in the trust. With a unitrust, if the trust's assets go up in value, for example, the payments to Wayne State go up as well.
An Example of How It Works
George would like to support Wayne State and provide for his children. George received a windfall amount of income and needs a large income tax deduction to offset the income. Following his advisor's recommendation, George funds a grantor charitable lead annuity trust with assets valued at $1,000,000. George's trust pays $70,000 (7% of the initial fair market value) to Wayne State each year for 15 years, which will total $1,050,000. After that, the balance in the trust reverts back to George. He receives an income tax charitable deduction of $955,700. Assuming the trust earns an average 6% annual rate of return, George receives approximately $767,240 at the end of the trust term.
*Based on a 1.2% charitable midterm federal rate. Deductions and calculations will vary depending on your personal circumstances.
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Gifts That Pay
Your payments depend on your age at the time of the donation. If you are younger than 60, we recommend that you learn more about your options and download this FREE guide Plan for Retirement With a Deferred Gift Annuity.
Calculate Your Benefits
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- Contact the Office of Planned Giving at (313) 577-6481 or PlannedGifts@wayne.edu to talk about supporting Wayne State by setting up a charitable lead trust.
- Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
- If you include Wayne State in your plans, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.
Legal Name: Wayne State University
Address: 5475 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48202
Federal Tax ID Number: 38-6028429