Giving to Wheaton College

I wanted to contribute to Wheaton’s overall mission of Christian education. [A gift annuity] guaranteed that my investment would be producing results, regardless of how long I lived.

Giving to Wheaton College

We wanted a way to benefit Wheaton and give back in a tangible way, as well as plan for a secure retirement and take care of our children after our passing in the most tax effective way.

Giving to Wheaton College

Wheaton made me aware of the nature of a Christian liberal arts college, what a Wheaton liberal arts education can do to graduate students who stand tall for Christ in their chosen profession.

Martha Brownlee

Martha Brownlee

Blanchard Society

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Al and Janet Lindsten

Al and Janet Lindsten

Blanchard Society

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George Newitt

George Newitt

Blanchard Society

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You can create a current stream of income for Wheaton College for a period of years by transferring assets to a charitable lead trust, which distributes the income to Wheaton College for a term of years. At the end of the trust term, the trust distributes the trust assets to the designated non-charitable beneficiaries – typically your children or grandchildren. By establishing a charitable lead trust, the donor is, in effect, "lending" the assets to Wheaton College for the term of the trust and passing an asset to their family that has hopefully increased in value over the term of the trust.

The benefits of this gift arrangement are primarily 1) the reduction or elimination of the estate and/or gift taxes imposed on the transfer of assets to children or others at the end of the trust, and 2) the ability to make a current gift to Wheaton College. If the lead trust is structured properly, it is also possible to obtain an income tax deduction at the time the trust is set up. Our experts in Gift Planning Services are available to discuss the options with you if your think a lead trust might work for your situation.

Charitable Lead Trust diagram

You can create a current stream of income for Wheaton College for a period of years by transferring assets to a charitable lead trust, which distributes the income to Wheaton College for a term of years. At the end of the trust term, the trust distributes the trust assets to the designated non-charitable beneficiaries – typically your children or grandchildren. By establishing a charitable lead trust, the donor is, in effect, "lending" the assets to Wheaton College for the term of the trust and passing an asset to their family that has hopefully increased in value over the term of the trust.

The benefits of this gift arrangement are primarily 1) the reduction or elimination of the estate and/or gift taxes imposed on the transfer of assets to children or others at the end of the trust, and 2) the ability to make a current gift to Wheaton College. If the lead trust is structured properly, it is also possible to obtain an income tax deduction at the time the trust is set up. Our experts in Gift Planning Services are available to discuss the options with you if your think a lead trust might work for your situation.

Charitable Lead Trust diagram