Goals and Benefits of Planned Giving

Your Goals Your Strategy Your Benefits
Maximize your deduction; minimize the gift details.
Use cash to make your gift to Nantucket Cottage Hospital. Claim your deduction against a larger portion of your adjusted gross income and make an immediate impact on Nantucket Cottage Hospital.
Afford a larger gift to Nantucket Cottage Hospital—and avoid capital gains liability.
Give appreciated stock or bonds held over one year. Buy low and give high—make a gift that costs you less than the benefit it delivers to us, while avoiding capital gains tax.
Make a gift for Nantucket Cottage Hospital 's future that doesn't affect your cash flow or portfolio now.
Put a bequest in your will (cash, specific property, or a share of the estate residue). Today—a gift that costs you and your family nothing. Tomorrow—an estate tax deduction.
Retain income benefits from the assets you give to Nantucket Cottage Hospital—thus afford a larger gift Create a charitable gift annuity or a charitable remainder annuity trust or unitrust. Receive income for your lifetime; receive a charitable deduction; diversify your holdings.
Reduce high tax liability now; gain additional income later. Establish a deferred gift annuity A larger deduction and a higher income rate than other life-income gifts offer.
Tap one of the most valuable assets in your portfolio to make a gift to Nantucket Cottage Hospital. Use real estate to make your gift to Nantucket Cottage Hospital. Avoid capital gains tax, receive an income tax deduction—and have the option of a gift that doesn't affect your lifestyle.
Reduce gift and estate taxes and control the timing of passing assets to your children and grandchildren. Create a charitable lead trust which supports programs at Nantucket Cottage Hospital for a fixed, finite period with the principal going to your heirs. Reduce gift and estate taxes, and freeze the taxable value of growing assets before they pass to your family.
Locate an overlooked asset that you can easily give to Nantucket Cottage Hospital. Name Nantucket Cottage Hospital as beneficiary of your retirement plan; leave other assets to family. Eliminate income tax on retirement plan assets; free up other property to pass to your heirs.
Make an endowment gift from income rather than capital. Create a new life insurance policy, or donate a paid-up policy whose coverage you no longer need. Increase your ability to make a significant gift to Nantucket Cottage Hospital.

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Nantucket Cottage Hospital is an affiliate of Massachusetts General Hospital and a member of Partners HealthCare.