A gift of life insurance is a creative way for you to build our long term financial strength without diminishing your own – even a relatively small commitment can provide significant benefits for Adventure Place. There are many ways for you to make a gift using life insurance:
- You may donate a paid-up life insurance policy that has now outlived its original purpose by naming Adventure Place the owner and beneficiary of your policy and receive an immediate tax receipt for the cash surrender value of the policy.
- You may gift an existing policy on which premiums are still being paid by transferring ownership to Adventure Place and receiving tax receipts for all future premium payments.
- You may make a gift by purchasing a new policy on your life naming Adventure Place as the owner and beneficiary and receiving tax receipts for all future premium payments.
- You may also choose to retain ownership of your policy and name Adventure Place as the direct beneficiary and, upon your passing, your estate will receive a tax receipt for the value of the policy.
Your Gift of Hope
Designating Adventure Place as a beneficiary of your life insurance is a cost-effective way to donate significantly more to the causes you believe in.
Through your insurance, you can give a far larger gift than is possible for most people during their lifetime, and greatly improve the lives of impoverished children and their families. If your policy is already paid for entirely, you can make a huge difference without any cost to you.
Even if you are still paying premiums, the monthly amount is likely minimal. Even this cost is further reduced by charitable tax receipts for the premiums paid.
At the same time as providing hope for people in desperate situations, your gift can produce either a tax benefit for you now, or later, for you estate. Using a life insurance policy as part of your planned charitable giving provides you with considerable flexibility, whether you amend your existing policy or buy a new one.
For more information, please call:
Debbie Modrovsky, Business Director
416-744-7650, ext. 4224 | firstname.lastname@example.org
How you can give
When you donate a life insurance policy, you are providing a substantial future gift to Adventure Place.
You may already have an existing life insurance policy that has outlived its original purpose if, for instance, your children are grown. You can use it instead to help people with physical disabilities by making Adventure Place the new beneficiary.
When you name Adventure Place as beneficiary, your heirs will benefit because your estate will receive a tax receipt for the value of the policy. This results in a substantial tax savings for your estate and more funds available for your heirs. At the same time, you also benefit because you retain ownership of the policy. The policy is revocable ‚Äì you can cancel it, borrow against it, make Adventure Place one of several beneficiaries, or simply name Adventure Place as a contingent beneficiary.
Another option is to maintain your existing insurance policy and buy a new policy for Adventure Place. The tax benefits can increase significantly when you make Adventure Place the owner as well as the beneficiary of your new life insurance policy. This entitles you to a tax receipt annually for any premiums you subsequently pay.
No matter which option you choose, you can designate how you want the insurance gift to be used ‚Äìwhere it is most needed, or on a particular Adventure Place program.
You can also make Adventure Place the beneficiary of a joint insurance policy, taken out by you and your spouse. While the proceeds are paid only after both parties are deceased, a joint policy has the added benefit of lower premium payments.
Benefits to you
- Enables you to make a substantial gift to charity at little or no cost, without touching other assets
- In certain instances, provides tax relief for your estate
- When you designate Adventure Place as the owner and beneficiary of the policy, you receive a tax receipt for your premiums
- You pay lower premiums if you use a joint policy
- By providing a future gift through life insurance, you have the option of being recognized in the Adventure Place ‚ÄòLegacy Society during your lifetime
Benefits to Adventure Place and the people you help
- The substantial coverage of a typical life insurance policy will result in enormous life changing benefits for the people you help
- As owner of your policy, we can better plan future programs that improve lives.
Contribute an existing policy to Adventure Place
EXAMPLE: Mr. Jones already owns a policy with a face amount of $300,000. He decides to make Adventure Place the owner and beneficiary. The policy currently has a cash surrender value of $50,000. He will receive a charitable tax donation receipt for the full amount of $50,000, giving him a tax savings of approximately $25,000. Mr. Jones will also receive tax receipts for the future premiums he pays on behalf of Adventure Place, resulting in future tax savings.