Planned Giving

The Now & Forever Society are some of our most passionate supporters, joined in their dedication to creating sustainably-funded, long-term solutions in foster care and adoption.

Our Development Staff can help you consider which options might best match your philanthropic goals. Call us at 314-367-8373, or reach us by email at shannonnichols@foster-adopt.org.

Wills & Living Trusts

How it Works

Include our sample language in your will or living trust. You can specify an amount or a percentage of any remaining balance of your estate.

This type of gift is flexible, simple, and you can revise it at any time.

How to Make Your Gift

You can find sample bequest language for will or living trust here.

Gifts That Return an Income

Charitable Gift Annuities

How it works

Set up a CGA with the Coalition, and we make fixed payments to you, or someone you name, for life. The amount paid is based on your age when you make the gift. After your lifetime, the remainder goes to support our mission.

Donors like CGA’s because you receive a partial charitable deduction immediately, and receive payments for life. Payments can begin immediately, or can be deferred to a time of your choosing.

How to make your gift

Contact our Development Office today at 314-367-8373, or by email at shannonnichols@foster-adopt.org.

Charitable Remainder Trusts

How it works

When you set up a CRT you receive income each year from the assets you place in the trust. After your lifetime, the remainder of your gift supports the Coalition.

CRT’S are popular for their flexibility. You can choose the duration of the trust, as well as whether to receive variable or fixed payments. This type of gift grants donors upfront relief from capital gains tax, as well as future estate tax relief.

How to make your gift

Contact our Development Office today at 314-367-8373, or by email at shannonnichols@foster-adopt.org.

Appreciated Assets

Securities

How it works

You can transfer any appreciated asset to the Coalition. These outright gifts help meet our most pressing needs and your generous donation is immediately put to work in our community.

Gifts of appreciated assets are great for donors because they create a charitable tax deduction for the full market value of the gift and no capital gains tax is paid on the transfer.

How to make your gift

Contact our Development Office today at 314-367-8373, or by email at shannonnichols@foster-adopt.org.

Beneficiary Designations

How it works

You can name the Coalition as the beneficiary of your life insurance, insurance annuities, or retirement plan assets.

Donors like beneficiary designations because they can leave other assets that create a smaller tax burden for their family. Your major gift helps secure their future!

How to make your gift

Contact our Development Office today at 314-367-8373, or by email at shannonnichols@foster-adopt.org.

Planned gifts are implemented through legal documents. Please consult with a qualified third party, such as a lawyer or CPA, about designing and implementing your unique gift.