If every adult in America made a will and included a bequest of just $100 each, billions of dollars would be available to help worthy charitable causes every year.
By including a charitable gift in your will or estate plan, you can help to continue the work of the Reading Recovery Council far into the future and continue to make a difference in the lives that follow.
You don't need to be elderly or a millionaire to have the resources to make a charitable bequest. Your estate includes real estate you own, insurance policies, retirement accounts, cash or stocks, personal property, and more.
You can leave money and other assets to your family, your alma mater, and to the Reading Recovery Council of North America. Some people think they must choose between leaving a gift to their family or their favorite charity. You can do both, and some charitable gifts may actually save your family money by decreasing inheritance taxes.
A simple statement in your will can make a difference in many lives.
By formally naming the Reading Recovery Fund in your will, you can extend your contribution to the profession of teaching and continue to impact the lives of children for generations.
You may be a Reading Recovery professional who has devoted yourself to making sure that all children get the help they need to become proficient readers and writers. Or, you may be a parent of a student whose life was changes by a Reading Recovery teacher. By making a planned gift to the Reading Recovery Fund you can make sure this effective intervention continues.
- A gift of appreciated stock to RRCNA can not only reduce the taxes you would otherwise owe but could help ensure Reading Recovery will be available to students in your school and beyond for years to come.
- If you fund a trust that benefits Reading Recovery you may be able to provide funds for your grandchildren's education while helping someone else’s grandchildren.
- By donating a house that you have inherited or that you no longer need you might be able to provide for your children while making a difference for the future of your own community.
- Would sharing a portion of your retirement with RRCNA actually help you maximize the amount of money you would have available for your later years?
These examples are ideas to explore with your loved ones and discuss with your accountant, lawyer, or other financial advisor. Every situation is different and the laws vary in each state.
The Planned Giving Department of The Ohio State University provides the administrative, investment, and legal services to assure that you receive the most professional, up-to-date information on tax implications or other considerations of providing a gift to Reading Recovery. Their expertise assures an informed discussion with your advisors and heirs about your wishes. If you would like to discuss your specific situation, the OSU experts will work with you, your financial advisors, and family to structure a plan that will accomplish your goals. Our goal is to help YOU make a lasting difference.
For more information, email or call the RRCNA development staff at 614-310-7330 to request a no obligation brochure that will answer some of your questions.
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