Giving Through a Will, Living Trust, and Other Plans
Ways to give through wills and trusts
There is no limit on amounts deductible from federal gift and estate taxes for charitable gifts made by will or trust, so no tax will be due on assets are given in this way. To plan a charitable bequest, inform your attorney of your wishes and ask for advice regarding the best form for your gift. If you decide to include a gift in your estate plans, our legal name is Columbia Church of Religious Science and our tax ID number is 52-1268313. *(Columbia Center for Spiritual Living is our “DBA”)
- Make a gift of a specific amount. A gift of a particular amount may be designated for general use or to fund a special need.
- Provide for a gift of a particular property. Real estate, stocks, and other items of value are examples of properties that can be used to fund charitable bequests.
- Designate that a percentage of your estate be given to the Church of the Brethren through your will or living trust.
- Give the remainder, or residue, of your estate—that is, what remains after all other bequests to friends and loved ones are satisfied.
- Name charitable interests to receive a bequest in the event other heirs are not there to receive their legacies.