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Planned Giving

Create a Lasting Legacy with Planned Giving

Making a planned gift is a wonderful way to leave a legacy for at-risk youth while benefiting you and your family at the same time. Your planned gift to Rawhide Boys Ranch can be tailored to your financial and estate planning goals and will provide lasting support to Rawhide youth for generations to come. There are many types of planned gifts including:

  1. Simple bequests in your will
  2. Rawhide gift annuities
  3. Formal estate planning instruments
  4. Charitable remainder trust
  5. Life insurance
  6. IRA retirement accounts

Explore the many planned giving opportunities that Rawhide offers to those who desire to see lives changed and make the world a better place for a Rawhide boy. If you are considering a planned gift and would like more information, please contact us.

Join Others in the #15 Rawhide League

Named in honor of Green Bay Packer legend Bart Starr and his wife Cherry, the #15 Rawhide League represents a group of Rawhide supporters who have notified us of their intent to support Rawhide in their estate plans. Through this support #15 Rawhide League, members are helping to ensure that the future needs of Rawhide and future youth are met through their estate plans. This planning can include any of the options listed below. Members receive the following benefits:

  1. An opportunity to meet Rawhide youth benefiting from your commitment
  2. A lapel pin representing membership in the #15 Rawhide League
  3. An invitation to various events sponsored by Rawhide
  4. Access to planned giving consultation and materials

Planned Giving Types

  1. Bequest
    A provision in a will or estate plan that allocates all or part of an individual’s estate be directed to Rawhide Boys Ranch.

    • Bequest Language
      The official bequest language for Rawhide is: “I <Name> of <City, State, Zip>give and bequeath to Rawhide, Inc. <written amount or percentage of the estate or description of the property>, to be utilized for <general use or name restricted purpose>.
  2. Charitable Gift Annuity
    A Charitable Gift Annuity (CGA) is an arrangement whereby a donor transfers cash or other property to Rawhide in exchange for a commitment by Rawhide to pay the donor an amount (annuity) each year for a specified term or for the remainder of their life. At the death of the beneficiary, Rawhide will use the principal in accordance with the terms of the gift.
  3. Charitable Remainder Trust
    Either cash or other assets (appreciated stock) can be put into a remainder trust, which is irrevocable. During the donor’s lifetime he/she can receive payments, at least quarterly, amounting to five percent or greater, depending on the age of the donor. At the death of the donor the remaining balance would transfer to Rawhide.
  4. Retirement/IRA Account
    A donor can transfer his/her IRA at their death to a qualified charity as beneficiary. Because of its tax-exempt status, neither the donor nor Rawhide Boys Ranch will incur income tax.
  5. Charitable Lead Trust
    A donor can create a trust naming a charitable beneficiary and specifying the trust terms, then transfer the property to the trust. The Trustee who administers the trust is responsible for the investment of the assets and administration of the trust. The Trustee pays the required amount to Rawhide at specified times and the remaining balance is distributed to the beneficiaries at the end of the trust term.
  6. Life Insurance
    Life insurance provides several options: A donor may designate Rawhide as the beneficiary, or partial beneficiary of a life insurance policy. There is no income tax benefit with this option but a possible estate tax benefit. A donor may also donate existing life insurance policies. Tax deductions may be equal to the policy’s replacement value. A third option is to purchase a policy and name Rawhide as owner and beneficiary. The premiums the donor pays are fully tax deductible. At the donor’s death, Rawhide receives the insurance proceeds.

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