PLANNED GIFTS

Through the continued support of philanthropic individuals like yourself, Change Happens! can continue to empower families and children to help themselves and rewrite the statistics of our community.

Donations to Change Happens! are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

PLAN

Gifts that Last

A planned gift is any major gift, made in lifetime or at death as part of a donor’s overall financial and/or estate planning. A donor may use cash, appreciated securities/stock, real estate, artwork, partnership interests, personal property, life insurance, a retirement plan, etc. The funding of a planned gift can prove very beneficial to both the donor and the charity seeking long-term sustainability. 

Three types of planned gifts:

  • First, outright gifts that use appreciated assets as a substitute for cash;

  • Second, gifts that return income or other financial benefits to the donor in return for the contribution;

  • Third, gifts payable upon the donor’s death.

 

Donor Advised Funds are for donors who intend to give to Change Happens! and who wish to maximize their current income tax deductions in the process. Reap benefits similar to that of a private foundation minus the paperwork and start-up costs. All contributed funds are invested in a selection of investment pools specified by the donor.

Giving the Remainder Interest in a Residence enables a donor to transfer the title of property to Change Happens! while continuing to occupy and enjoy the property for life or a specified period of time. Please contact our Development Team with inquiries regarding planned giving.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

GABRIELLE GUNN

DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

(713) 374-1291

GGUNN@CHANGEHAPPENSTX.ORG

CHANGE HAPPENS!

3353 ELGIN STREET

HOUSTON, TEXAS 77004