Charitable Gift Annuities

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Charitable Gift Annuities

Charitable Gift Annuities

Under this program, a donor makes a contribution of cash or securities to NCCF and, in return, receives an income guaranteed for his or her life.

A Charitable Gift Annuity provides a powerful tool by which donors can support a charitable organization, while providing themselves a guaranteed income for life—usually at above-market rates.

A Charitable Gift Annuity is a contract between a donor and National Catholic Community Foundation that provides a lifetime of annuity payments to the donor (and survivor or other beneficiary) in exchange for an irrevocable gift of cash, securities or other assets. Generally, the rate of return is enticing, and the payments are guaranteed for life. The Charitable Gift Annuity, as with any planned gift, can be used to create a donor-advised fund at NCCF to benefit a specific charity or charities. Under this program, administered by Haverford Trust, a donor makes a contribution of cash or securities to NCCF and, in return, receives an income guaranteed for his or her life (and another beneficiary, if desired). The donor also enjoys certain tax advantages associated with the contribution and the income derived from the annuity. Upon the death of the annuitant(s), the remainder will be distributed as advised by the donor. Organizations may set up an annuity program for their benefit. Nonprofit organizations, without the ability to manage gift annuities, may use NCCF to help their donors endow the organization. We will assist charities in presenting the Charitable Gift Annuity option to their constituents. When the remainder of a chartable gift annuity remains with NCCF in the form of donor-advised fund, it provides an endowment for an organization’s future. To participate in NCCF’s Charitable Gift Annuity program, contact NCCF directly for more information. We will create a proposal tailored for the individual donor.

Helping Make a Charitable Gift Annuity Successful

The Edmundite Missions in Selma, Alabama has been blessed over the years with an abundance of donors that have an interest in Charitable Gift Annuities. Initially, all of our annuities were handled “in house” by staff.  That’s right, the computation of how payments would be made to the annuitant, the determination of how much of a tax deduction would the annuitant receive, the completion of all contracts, the investment of the donation, and, of course, there were the 1099’s at the end of the year that needed to be sent to the annuitants and needed to be correct!  It sounds like a lot and it was.

With increase in state oversight and the competition within the charitable sector for the donor that understood the value of a Charitable Gift Annuity, things needed to be streamlined. The Edmundite Missions needed to use their resources in spending more time with the donor and less time in the administration of the gift. It was time to outsource the “hard part” to those that specialize in the investment of the funds and the task of making timely distributions, be it by direct deposit or by “paper check.”  Of course, a significant reason for outsourcing the task at hand was having someone else assume the responsibility of the necessary registration in the states that required it.

The National Catholic Community Foundation (NCCF) in Crownsville, Maryland provided the Edmundite Missions with a service that met all of our needs.  From contracts to 1099’s, from state registration to investments, the National Catholic Community Foundation was able to meet all the needs of our donors and make our process so much easier.

For more information, contact Ed Robinson at 410-923-3222.

Steve Hubbard
Director of Planned Giving and Major Gifts
Edmundite Missions
Selma, AL

‘Valuable and Seamless’

Maryknoll Lay Missioners (MKLM) have been able to set up a Charitable Gift Annuity program for our benefit through NCCF. This resource is a win-win for all parties involved. Through our donors and NCCF, we can endow MKLM. When the remainder of a CGA remains with NCCF in the form of a donor-advised fund, it provides an endowment for the future of Maryknoll Lay Missioners.

The National Catholic Community Foundation (NCCF) in Crownsville, Maryland is providing Maryknoll Lay Missioners with a very valuable and seamless service to easily offer and benefit from Charitable Gift Annuities.  From contracts to 1099’s, state registration, and investments, the National Catholic Community Foundation is able to meet all the needs of our donors and make our process simple and easy. Catholic philanthropy is what we are all striving for and NCCF is a wonderful resource to help accomplish our goals.

Charlie Dumas
Mission Gift Officer
Maryknoll Lay Missioners

Valued Partner and Resource

As the Director of Gift Planning for Cross Catholic Outreach, I am pleased to acknowledge the National Catholic Community Foundation as a valued partner and resource. Many of our donors find Charitable Gift Annuities to be excellent gift vehicles, and NCCF provides us with the administrative tools to offer this program on a nationwide basis. In addition, NCCF promotes and supports a variety of Catholic organizations and encourages contributors to invest in many worthwhile causes.

Thank you,

Aracely Alvarez
Gift Planning Administrator
Cross International

The CGA Connection

Charitable Gift Annuities with NCCF are administered by Hemmenway & Reinhardt. Since 1987, Hemmenway & Reinhardt has reliably provided administration of planned giving programs to nonprofit organizations and foundations throughout the United States. Hemmenway & Reinhardt currently administers over 5,800 gift annuity contracts valued at over $157,000,000. These gifts represent over 2,000 individual donors/annuitants to 107 different organizations. In addition to charitable gift annuities, Hemmenway & Reinhardt covers the administration of more than 600 separately invested charitable remainder trusts and more than 50 pooled income funds. Nonprofit organizations and foundations throughout the United States rely on Hemmenway & Reinhardt for accurate and reliable administration of their planned giving programs. For more information about Hemmenway & Reinhardt, visit www.hemmenwayreinhardt.com