Charitable gift annuity

Gifts that pay you income

There is a way for you to support the University of Edinburgh USA Development Trust and feel confident that you have dependable income in your retirement years. You can do this with a charitable gift annuity. 

With a charitable gift annuity you agree to make a gift to the University of Edinburgh USA Development Trust and we, in return, agree to pay you (and someone else, if you choose) a fixed amount each year for the rest of your life. The balance is used to support our work.

This type of donation can provide you with regular payments for life and allow the University of Edinburgh USA Development Trust to further our mission. You can also qualify for a variety of tax benefits, including a federal income tax charitable deduction if you itemize.

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 Deferred gift annuities: plan now, benefit later.

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Payments for life

Learn more about the many benefits of a charitable gift annuity in our FREE guide Charitable gift annuities: gifts that give back.

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An example of how it could work

Couple smiling Dennis, 75, and Mary, 73, want to make a contribution to the University of Edinburgh USA Development Trust but they also want to ensure that they have dependable income during their retirement years. They fund a $25,000 charitable gift annuity with appreciated stock that they originally purchased for $10,000.

Based on their ages, they will receive a payment rate of 4.5%, which means that they will receive $1,125 each year for the remainder of their lives. They are also eligible for a federal income tax charitable deduction of $9,156* when they itemize. Finally, they know that after their lifetimes, the remaining amount will be used to support our mission.

*Based on a 1.2% charitable midterm federal rate. Deductions and calculations will vary depending on your personal circumstances.

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Next steps

  1. Contact Morag Murison at +44 (0) 131 650 2240 or legacy-giving@ed.ac.uk for additional information on charitable gift annuities or to chat more about the personal benefits of creating an annuity with the University of Edinburgh USA Development Trust.
  2. Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
  3. If you include the University of Edinburgh USA Development Trust in your plans, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.

Legal name: The University of Edinburgh USA Development Trust
Address: 45 Rockefeller Plaza, Ste 2000, New York, NY, 10111, USA
Federal tax ID number: 52-1802057

The University of Edinburgh USA Development Trust, Inc, is a registered charity, which supports students, teaching and research at the University of Edinburgh. The Trust is incorporated in the State of Virginia and is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Under its charter and in accordance with U.S. tax law, the University of Edinburgh USA Development Trust, Inc may not receive restricted gifts. However, the Board gives every consideration to donors’ requests when allocating gifts to the University of Edinburgh.

Please also note that the University of Edinburgh has its own charitable status. If you are a USA taxpayer, you can designate it as a beneficiary in your will because bequests to overseas charities are normally exempt from US estate tax. Life income gifts and other planned giving vehicles may need to be given to the University of Edinburgh USA Development Trust, Inc, in order to be eligible for favourable tax treatment under IRS rules.

Due to complexity of some gifts, we would encourage you to contact us to discuss your wishes in the first instance. Please note that the acceptance of each gift is decided on an individual basis.

We welcome enquiries from all donors throughout the US and Canada.

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