Planned Giving

Planned Giving

Planned giving to the Center of Concern offers many donor benefits including:

  • Helping others in your community
  • Estate tax savings
  • Income tax savings
  • Capital gains savings

Legacy Society

The Center of Concern invites you to become a member of our Legacy Society. The Society exists to acknowledge those loyal members who had the foresight and dedication to include the Center of Concern in their estate plans. Enrolling in this society is simply a matter of advising the Center of Concern that you have included us in your will, no matter the size of your bequest.

Sample Bequest Language for a Will or Trust:

I give, devise, bequeath to the Center of Concern, located at 1665 Elk Boulevard, Des Plaines, IL 60016, the sum of $_______ (or asset) to be used for its general support (or for the support of a specific fund).

The Center of Concern is also pleased to offer you a free Will Planning Guide and Estate Planning Worksheet. This guide and worksheet will help you begin the planned giving process. To download the guides complete this form.

Our hope is to serve you and your family with helpful information about planned gifts. We have an increasing number of friends and supporters who now are benefiting from life income gifts, gift annuities, and other plans. If you are planning to make a year-end gift and itemize your tax deductions, learn more about year-end giving.

Thank you for taking the time to explore the benefits of gift planning. If you have any questions please contact Greg at 224-585-4378 or [email protected].

Charitable Remainder Unitrust (CRUT)
The most popular and flexible type of life income plan is a Charitable Remainder Unitrust (CRUT). Cash, securities, real property, or other assets are transferred into the trust. The trustee manages the trust assets and pays you or others you choose a variable income for life or for a term of years. When the trust terminates, the remaining assets in the trust are transferred to the Center of Concern.
Two Types of Charitable Trusts
A Charitable Remainder Unitrust and Charitable Remainder Annuity Trust share many common advantages with two important distinctions. A Charitable Remainder Unitrust pays the beneficiary a fixed percentage of the principal of the trust as it is revalued annually. This type of trust provides the donor with the flexibility to make additional gifts to the trust. In contrast, a Charitable Remainder Annuity Trust pays the beneficiary a fixed dollar amount, which is determined when the trust is established. Additional gifts to this type of trust are not permitted. Depending on your needs, you may find one trust arrangement more attractive than the other.
Benefits of Gifting Appreciated Assets

Are your appreciated assets (such as stock, bonds or real estate) producing little or no income?
If you sell your appreciated assets, you will pay a large capital gains tax. A sale and charitable remainder unitrust may be the solution.

How a Sale and Unitrust Works.

  • You give a portion of your asset.
  • The asset is sold, you receive cash and the rest goes to fund your charitable trust.
  • The trust will provide you with income for the rest of your life.
  • You receive a charitable deduction this year to offset your tax on the sale.

Benefits of a Sale and Unitrust

  • You get the cash you need to purchase another residence, travel or meet your daily needs.
  • The Unitrust provides you with income for the rest of your life and future retirement.
  • The Unitrust deduction gives you valuable tax savings that may reduce your tax bill this year.
  • When you pass away, the remaining value in the Unitrust will help us further our work.
Deferred Gift Annuity (DGA)

If you are 60 or older, a Deferred Gift Annuity (DGA) can provide you with income and/or capital gains tax advantages and high, fixed income when you reach 65. The same investment will benefit the charities in which you most believe. The Deferred Gift Annuity (DGA) If you are younger than 65 this annuity can be used as a retirement planning vehicle to supplement existing retirement assets. It is most beneficial to donors who have already made the maximum contributions to their existing retirement plans.

You will be paid a fixed amount of income on a regular basis, beginning at age 65. Part of the gift qualifies for an immediate income tax deduction. That will reduce your current taxes. And the full value of the gift is removed from your estate. The younger you are, the larger the tax-deductible portion of the gift. What’s more, part of the annuity payment may be received as tax-free income.

Many donors create Deferred Gift Annuities on an annual basis to build retirement assets. The donor may name a joint and successor beneficiary who will receive the annuity at the end of the donor’s lifetime, beginning on the date of the donor’s 65th birthday or thereafter.

Monthly Donations

For less than the cost of a daily cup of coffee, you can set up automatically recurring monthly donations to benefit the Center of Concern.

  • $50 allows the Center of Concern to provide 2 volunteer friendly visits to isolated older adults
  • $100 provides housing counseling with connections to resources for 1 local family, enabling them to remain safely housed
  • $150 gives 10 older adults in-home chore assistance helping them to remain aging in place
  • $200 serves 50 lunches to local older adults seeking access to nutritious food and companionship

Donor Funds

Senior Fund
This fund helps the Center of Concern in developing and implementing programs and services for Senior Citizens as they address challenges related to aging.
Housing Fund
This fund helps the Center of Concern seek, find, and maintain housing so that individuals and their families can avoid homelessness and find safe, clean, and reliable housing.
"Heart of Caring" Fund
This is a general fund that supports the greatest needs of the Center of Concern, as determined by its Board of Directors.
Donor Designated Endowed Restricted Fund
This fund allows for the creation of a separate, named endowment fund, specifically restricted to the purpose of supporting a need of the donor’s choosing. Contributions may be added to the fund on an ongoing basis or a onetime gift.

Honor Wall Societies

Dee Heinrich Society
Gifts of $250,000 and above.
Mary and Jim Schurder Society
Gifts of $100,000 and above.
1978 Founders Society
Gifts of $50,000 and above.
Cornerstone Society
Gifts of $10,000 and above.
Always There Society
5 years of consecutive giving or 10 years of cumulative giving.
Secure the Future Society

Commitments of support with wills, estates, or any future gift to the Center of Concern.

Set Up Monthly Donations