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Leave a Lasting Legacy

If you would like to extend your support to the RiteCare Childhood Language Center of Oakland and have a lasting impact, there are several gift arrangements to choose from.

A gift for eternity to support the RiteCare Language Center of Oakland will change the lives of many children in addition to changing yours.  When you give to the RiteCare Childhood Language Center of Oakland you get more than a potential tax deduction, you will have the gift of knowing that you helped provide a child with essential therapy to learn to overcome speech, language and literacy disorders.

There are many different ways to make a Legacy Gift and support the RiteCare Childhood Language Center of Oakland. If you are not familiar with gifts through bequests and trusts, it will be helpful for you to review the Planned Giving Goals Worksheet which is an overview of common planned giving opportunities. Some of the gift options provide you and your beneficiaries with income for life as well as possible tax benefits.

We recognize individuals who have provided for the RiteCare Childhood Language Center of Oakland in their estate plans.  To become a Legacy Guild member, simply let us know you have named the California Scottish Rite Foundation as a beneficiary in your will, trust, gift annuity, life insurance policy, 401K or other similar tax-deferred retirement plan.

Whether you would like to put your donation to work today or benefit us after your lifetime, we can assist you in identifying a charitable plan that lets you provide for your family while also supporting the RiteCare Childhood Language Center of Oakland and those we serve.

Planned Giving Goals Worksheet

Prior to considering making a Legacy Gift, the first element to consider is creating a will or trust.  If you have not met with an attorney and written a will or trust, regardless of your charitable intent, please review this important information on wills and trusts.  Should you have any questions regarding making a Legacy Gift, please feel free to contact Lynne Elwan, Chief Philanthropy Officer at (714) 547-7325.

If your goal is to: Then you can: And your benefits are:
Make a quick and easy gift. Simply write a check now, or give through our secure online process. An income tax deduction and immediate impact on us.
Avoid tax on capital gains. Contribute long term appreciated stock or other securities. A charitable deduction plus no capital gains tax.
Defer a gift until after my/our lifetime. Put a bequest in your will (give us cash, specific property, or a share of the residue of your estate). Your donations are fully exempt from federal estate tax.
Avoid capital gains tax on the sale of a home or property. Donate the real estate to us, or sell it to us at a bargain price. An income tax reduction plus reduction or elimination of capital gains tax.
Receive guaranteed fixed income that is partially tax-free. Create a SAFE Income Plan. Current and future savings on income taxes, plus stable income.
Avoid the twofold taxation on IRA and other employee benefit plans. Name us as the beneficiary of the remainder of the retirement assets after your lifetime. It lets you leave your family other assets that carry less tax liability.
Give your personal residence or farm, but retain life use. Create a charitable gift of future interest, called a retained life estate. It gives you tax advantages plus use of the property.
Make a large gift with little cost to you. Contribute a life insurance policy you no longer need. Current and possibly future income tax deductions.
Secure a fixed life income while avoiding market risks. Create a charitable remainder annuity trust. It gives you tax benefits and often boosts your rate of return.
Create a hedge against inflation over the long term. Create a charitable lead trust. Asset is returned to the donor or heirs with federal estate tax savings and income tax deductions for income donated.
Create a hedge against inflation over the long term. Create a charitable remainder unitrust. It pays you a variable income for life and gives you tax benefits.
Make a revocable gift during your lifetime. Name us as the beneficiary of assets in a living trust. Full control of the trust terms for your lifetime.

Please note, individual financial circumstances will vary. The information on this site does not constitute legal or tax advice. As with all tax and estate planning, please consult your attorney or estate specialist.