Gifts by Will or Trust

A charitable gift from your estate is a favored method of giving that enables you to achieve your financial goals, maintain control of your assets, and benefit Saint Luke's Foundation.

Naming Us in Your Assets

While you may transfer many of your assets through your will or living trust, a document called a beneficiary designation controls distribution of your retirement plans, life insurance policies, commercial annuities and a variety of financial accounts.

Life Income Gifts

Planned giving is a great way to support Saint Luke's Foundation while generating income for yourself and your family. Learn about the gifts that allow you to give to Saint Luke's Foundation while generating income for yourself and your family.

Charitable Lead Trust

Make a substantial gift to Saint Luke's Foundation in the form of fixed annual payments and pass assets to your family or other heirs at reduced tax cost.

Retained Life Estates

Donate your home, farm or a second home to Saint Luke's Foundation and receive an immediate income tax charitable deduction, while retaining the right to live in your home for the rest of your life. If you itemize your deductions instead of taking the standard deduction you could save significant income taxes.

Bargain Sale

Receive immediate cash and make a gift to Saint Luke's Foundation by selling to us a valuable asset, such as real estate, for less than it is worth.

The IRA Gift (QCD)

NEW LAW: No Required Minimum Distributions in 2020!

As a part of the CARES Act, Congress has temporarily eliminated most required minimum distributions (“RMD”) from retirement plans during 2020. Check with your financial advisor to see how this might affect you. Even without an RMD, a QCD remains a great way to make tax advantageous contributions. Learn more about the CARES Act