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Headquartered in Indianapolis, Renaissance Administration LLC (Renaissance) is the largest independent charitable gift services provider in North America. Renaissance currently supports nearly $6 billion of charitable planned gift assets under administration and 21,000 gift instruments. Our team has over 680 years of charitable gift experience and is focused on each individual client to provide impeccable service, a commitment to excellence, and continuous innovation. We have been serving institutions, financial professionals, and individual donors for over 27 years.

Commentary

DAF as the Beneficiary of an IRA

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Giving an IRA to a DAF can reduce income and estate taxes.

Real Estate Sale Pays for Retirement (and Long Term Care Insurance, Too)

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A CRUT provides cash flow to meet donors' expenses during retirement, while also benefiting charity.

Funding a Scholarship Program through a Scholarship Fund

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A community foundation or similar umbrella organization can be used to create a donor advised scholarship fund.

Planning with QRP

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A CGA provides an even cash flow to the donor, while deferring capital gain taxes on the sale of QDP stock.

Sale of a Vacation Home

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A NIMCRUT shelters gain upon the sale of a highly appreciated vacation home.

Sale of Publicly Traded Stock

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Donor funds a Charitable Gift Annuity and a Deferred Charitable Gift Annuity with appreciated stock to secure his current and future income, obtain a current income tax deduction, and make a gift to charity.

Using a CGA to Increase Income

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By cashing in CDs at maturity and contributing the cash in exchange for a CGA, a donor is able to increase lifetime cash flow and benefit charity.

Using a Donor Advised Fund to Sell a Rental Home and Endow Charitable Gifts

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Donors use a DAF to avoid capital gain on the sale of a rental home, claim a significant income tax deduction, and endow their charitable giving.

Donor Advised Fund Avoids Capital Gain on QRP and Endows Charitable Giving

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Contributing qualified replacement property to a DAF is a tax-efficient way to benefit charity.

CGA Increases Retirement Cash Flow

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Donors contribute an appreciated mutual fund to a Charitable Gift Annuity to increase their lifetime cash flow, minimize capital gains taxes, and provide a gift to charity.

Combining a Charitable Remainder Trust and Special Needs Trust

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By transferring highly appreciated stock to a CRT, which makes distributions to a Special Needs Trust, taxpayers are able to defer capital gains tax, make gifts to charities, and provide for their child.

Using a FLIP Unitrust to Diversify

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Donors make a gift of highly appreciated stock to a Flip Charitable Remainder Unitrust to eliminate capital gain taxes on the sale of the stock, create an income tax charitable deduction, increase their net cash flow for retirement, and make a large gift to their favorite charity.

Planning with QRP

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By gifting QRP to a charity in exchange for a CGA, a taxpayer is able to minimize capital gains taxes, create a dependable lifetime income stream, and give to charity.

CGA as the Beneficiary of an IRA

Monday, November 1, 2010
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This case study illustrates how a charitable gift annuity can prevent the improvident use of IRA proceeds.

Extra Deductions with Contributions to a DAF

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Contribution to a DAF saves income taxes and allows the donors to decide later on the amount they would like to give and which charities they would like to benefit.

All Cash Merger

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By gifting stock to a charity in exchange for a CGA, taxpayers minimize the burden of paying capital gains tax, receive an immediate income tax charitable deduction, and provide for a lifetime income stream.

Keeping the Full Value of Securities’ Net Unrealized Appreciation at Work

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Contributing stock to a CRT creates a level cash flow during donor's retirement.

CGA Increases Retirement Cash Flow

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Contributing an appreciated asset to a CGA allows donors to benefit charity, defer capital gain taxes, and increase lifetime cash flow.

Incentive Stock Options and a Donor Advised Fund

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Stock acquired through incentive stock options is contributed to a DAF, reducing capital gain taxes and fulfilling charitable intent.

CGA Increases Retirement Cash Flow

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Donors use a charitable gift annuity ("CGA") to triple their retirement cash flow, receive a current income tax charitable deduction, spread out capital gain over several years, and make a gift to a college.

Charitable Remainder Annuity Trust

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A donor funds a CRAT with appreciated stock to achieve an increased cash flow, defer capital gains taxes, diversify her assets, and obtain an income tax deduction. In addition, she is able to remove the stock from her gross estate for Federal estate tax purposes and make a substantial gift to charity.

Increasing Lifetime Cash Flow with Annual Contributions to a CRT

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By gradually transferring highly appreciated stock to a SCRUT, with the remainder passing to a DAF, a taxpayer is able to increase his lifetime cash flow, defer capital gains tax, receive an income tax deduction, make gifts to charities, and remove the stock from his estate.

Planning with QRP

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By gifting qualified replacement property ("QRP") to a charity in exchange for a CGA, a donor is able to further defer capital gain taxes, increase her lifetime cash flow, create an income tax charitable deduction, and remove the QRP from her gross estate.

Increasing Lifetime Cash Flow

Monday, November 1, 2010
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By transferring highly appreciated stock to a standard charitable remainder unitrust, which makes distributions to a donor advised fund, taxpayers are able to defer capital gains tax, make gifts to charities, increase their lifetime cash flow, and provide for their children.

Donor Advised Fund Avoids Capital Gain on QRP and Endows Charitable Giving

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Contributing QRP to a DAF can avoid capital gain taxes.