A Simple Way to Make an Impact
While many individuals choose to support Feeding America through a gift in their will or estate plan, others prefer the flexibility of a gift via beneficiary designation.
The following assets all have the ability to be designated, and you may choose the exact percentage you wish Feeding America to receive:
- IRAs and retirement plans
- Life insurance policies
- Donor advised funds
- Commercial annuities
- Bank accounts, Certificates of Deposit or Brokerage Accounts
A beneficiary designation gift can be completed in minutes. Request a change-of-beneficiary form from your policy administrator or download the form from your provider's website. Make your desired changes and return the form to establish your gift.
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An Example of How It Works
Robert and Carol have been fortunate enough to provide financial help to their children and Feeding America over the years. Knowing they have been able to support their family, as well as their broader community, is something both find very rewarding. They would like to continue doing so via the legacy they will leave behind.
The couple recently updated their will to leave stocks and real estate to their kids. Then, they left Feeding America a $75,000 IRA to be transferred following their lifetime. Because Feeding America is tax-exempt, all $75,000 will go toward their neighbors in need.
If Robert and Carol had left the IRA to their children, approximately $18,000* would have gone toward federal income taxes—leaving only $57,000 for their family's use. Robert and Carol are happy knowing they are making the most of their hard-earned money thanks to their updated estate plan.
*Based on an assumption of a 24 percent marginal income tax bracket.
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- Contact the administrator of your retirement plan, insurance policy or bank account for a change-of-beneficiary form, or simply download a form from your provider's website.
- Decide what percentage (1 to 100) you would like Feeding America to receive and name us, along with the percentage you chose, on the beneficiary form. Return the completed form.
- Contact us to let us know your goals for the gift so we can ensure it is used as you intend.
Legal name: Feeding America
Address: 161 N. Clark Street, Suite 700, Chicago, IL 60601
Federal tax ID number: 36-3673599
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