Whether you support The Cedars through unrestricted annual fund gifts or through gifts restricted for particular purposes, there are a number of ways to give. The Cedars’ procedures for making current gifts are outlined below. To explore deferred gifts and other special giving opportunities, read in detail below on ways to make a planned gift. Further, we outline an in-depth analysis of the asset types in which you can make gifts, both current and deferred.
When we give to charitable causes, we enrich not only our own lives but those touched by our generosity. While planned gifts help for the future, gifts today help with our current operations and provide additional day-to-day support for our residents who are unable to pay fully for the care and support they need.
Many people choose to include charitable interests in their long-range estate planning. There are a number of ways to preserve the financial security of yourself and your family while also providing for your charitable causes. For more information on how to think about the relationship between your family and your charities, contact us.
There are two kinds of charitable remainder trusts – Charitable Remainder Unitrust (CRUT) and Charitable Remainder Annuity Trust (CRAT). These instruments are normally used for larger-sized gifts than the average charitable gift annuity described in the section above. While both pay income like the CGA does, there are some differences:
If you have securities that have appreciated since you acquired them, they represent an especially tax-efficient way to make a gift to The Cedars if you give the shares directly to us without selling them. Under tax law, you are permitted to take a deduction for the current market value of the security without recognizing gain in the process.
From our modest beginnings near Darlow, Kansas nearly 125 years ago, The Cedars has relied on the generosity and foresight of individuals and churches who believed in our simple mission: to provide comprehensive health and wellness services and quality living options in a compassionate, Christian environment. Since 1893, thousands of residents, church members, business owners, and friends have volunteered their time and shared their financial resources to ensure our ongoing ability to fulfill that mission.
The Cedars have a wonderful group of donors who contribute on a monthly or annual basis. We also enjoy support from a special group of people who have taken the extra step to leave a legacy that will survive themselves, donors who have remembered The Cedars in their estate planning. This is the group the Heritage Society was established to recognize.
Heritage Society planned or deferred gifts may take any of several forms:
Although it is not necessary to advise The Cedars of your planned gift, we welcome the opportunity to express our gratitude personally to you. Even though public recognition of Heritage Society members may encourage and inspire others to consider such a gift, we will honor requests for anonymity.
In addition to services tailored to Independent Senior Living residents, The Cedars offers Assisted Living, Healthcare Living, and other arrangements for residents who may require special care, and we can accommodate your changing housing needs as you age. To learn more about The Cedars or to schedule a tour of our campus, call us at 620-241-0919.
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