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Charitable Estate Planning
Charitable Gift Annuity

NSO French HornsIf you would like to set up a charitable gift to the Kennedy Center or National Symphony Orchestra that would provide you income for life, read on:

The Charitable Gift Annuity is an estate planning vehicle that has been used by charitably minded people for more than a century to support favored nonprofit institutions without sacrificing current income. The charitable gift annuity with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and National Symphony Orchestra is a contractual arrangement governed by the laws of District of Columbia whereby you make an irrevocable charitable contribution of cash or marketable securities to the Center and Orchestra in exchange for a promise that you (and one successor beneficiary if you wish) will receive a specific amount of partially tax-free income each year for life. The contributor may enjoy federal and state tax benefits. At the completion of the terms of the Charitable Gift Annuity agreement, the remainder of the original principal of your contribution will benefit the Center and Orchestra's endowment.

How a Charitable Gift Annuity works:

Benefits a Charitable Gift Annuity provides include:
Gift Annuity Variations:

Sample - Charitable Gift Annuity Agreement - One Life

Frequently Asked Questions about Charitable Gift Annuities