What is Planned Giving?

With a very simple planned gift you can help the EyeCare Project Bring Sight to Armenian Eyes and really make a difference. Learn how meaningful — and how easy — it is to make a planned gift, which will make your generosity last for generations.

Perhaps what matters to you most is ensuring that the Armenian EyeCare Project continues our mission to provide quality eye care to all Armenians and to eliminate preventable blindness. Or maybe what’s most important to you is enhancing your family’s financial security. Giving a planned gift can help you accomplish both.

From naming the Armenian EyeCare Project in your will, to charitable trusts, retirement plan gifts and gift annuities, there are many giving options to choose from. Contact your financial advisory or attorney so they can help you and your family understand all of the planned giving options and their benefits. You may also contact us for more information. Your lasting legacy and compassion will ensure that the Armenian EyeCare Project programs will continue for generations to come, while also providing some financial benefits to you and your family.

What is Planned Giving?

A planned gift is any major gift, made during the donor’s lifetime or at death as part of a donor’s overall financial and estate planning.  Less commonly known as gift planning, planned giving is an area of fund development that refers to several types of specific gifts that can be funded with cash, equity, or property.

Planned giving is a method of supporting charitable nonprofits, which enables donors to make larger gifts than they could make from their income.  Some planned gifts provide a life-long income to the donor.  Other planned gifts use estate and tax planning techniques to provide for a charity that maximizes the gift and/or minimize its impact on taxes to the donor’s estate.

Annual charitable giving is based on a donor’s discretionary income.  It is sometimes budgeted, but is not planned considering the goals of the donor’s financial planning or tax benefits.

Whether a donor uses cash, appreciated securities/stock, real estate, artwork, partnership interests, personal property, life insurance, a retirement plan, etc., the benefits of funding a planned gift make this type of charitable giving attractive to both the donor and the charity.