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Bequests and Planned Giving

Art SimonTo help sustain our work to end hunger, we invite you to become part of our future. Join with others in our Legacy of Hope program and make a long-term commitment in the fight against hunger.

No matter what your age, there’s no better time than now to make provisions for faithful stewardship of what God has given you. Estate planning protects and provides for your family. Including a bequest, annuity, or other gift in those estate plans creates hope for hungry people.

Bread for the World founder Rev. Art Simon works to help Bread for the World grow our Legacy of Hope program. “You are already making a hugely important contribution toward ending hunger through your faithful involvement in Bread for the World. Let that live on long after you have graduated from this earth to the fullness of life in heaven.”

Request planned giving information or learn more about creative ways you can make a long-term gift:

Bequests »

Your will or living trust can create hope for hungry people. When you prepare your will or other estate plans, you can:

  • Express your desires for the distribution of assets
  • Protect and provide for your family
  • Remember special friends and loved ones
  • Establish a bequest to benefit Bread for the World or Bread for the World Institute

You can arrange a gift of a specific amount, a percentage, or even all or part of the residuum of your estate. When making or revising a will, you should always obtain an attorney’s assistance.

We are happy to work with you and your attorney to design an estate plan tailored to your wishes. For more information, please contact:

Jim Lund
Vice President of Development and Membership
Bread for the World
1-800-822-7323, ext. 1091
jlund@bread.org

The following are suggested forms for making various types of bequests. These brief descriptions are not intended as legal or financial advice; an attorney or other professional advisor should be consulted.

General Bequest

"I give and bequeath to Bread for the World, Inc. (or Bread for the World Institute, Inc.) of 425 3rd St. SW, Suite 1200, Washington, DC, 20024, the sum of $ (or a specific item of property, such as real estate, stocks or bonds, automobile, etc.) to be used as its board of directors determines."

Residual Bequest

You may also leave the residue of your estate after you have provided for family members and other beneficiaries. "I give and bequeath to Bread for the World, Inc. (or Bread for the World Institute, Inc.) of 425 3rd St. SW, Suite 1200, Washington, DC, 20024, the residue of my estate, to be used as its board of directors determines."

Percentage Bequest

"I give and bequeath to Bread for the World, Inc. (or Bread for the World Institute, Inc.) of 425 3rd St. SW, Suite 1200, Washington, DC, 20024, (name a specific percentage) of the total value of my estate to be used as its board of directors determines.”

This information is not intended as legal or financial advice. You are encouraged to speak with your attorney or financial planner.

Stock Gifts and Securities »

You can make a tax deductible contribution of stock to Bread for the World Institute. Gifts of stock provide a double tax benefit: not only do you receive an income tax deduction for the property's full fair market value, but the stock's appreciation does not incur capital gains.

Gifts of stock can also be made to Bread for the World, but they are not tax deductible.

If you wish to make contributions of stock, please send a note or email to the address below so that we may notify our broker of your intention to give stock:

Bread for the World Institute
Attn: Kierra Jackson
425 3rd St. SW, Suite 1200
Washington, DC 20024
kjackson@bread.org

To ensure that you receive credit for your gift of stock, please be sure to include information about the stock you are contributing, including your name and the number of shares. If your personal broker will be working directly with our broker, please give her or him special instructions to include your name in the transaction.

Broker Information:
U.S. Bank
Attn: Juanita Dixon
U.S. Bank Institutional Trust & Custody
1025 Connecticut Avenue NW, Ste 517
Washington, DC 20036

For contributions to Bread for the World Institute:
Account Number: 001050977464
Tax ID#: 51-0175510
DTC Number: 2803

For contributions to Bread for the World:
Account Number: 001050977463
Tax ID#: 13-2803276
DTC Number: 2803

This information is not intended as legal or financial advice. You are encouraged to speak with your attorney or financial planner.

Charitable Gift Annuities »

One-Life Annuity Rates

Your Age Annuity Rate
65 4.7%
70 5.1%
75 5.8%
80 6.8%
85 7.8%
90 9.0%

Annuity rates are shown for a single life and are not offered as legal or financial advice.

More information about two life rates, deferred gift annuities, and a customized illustration are available without obligation.

Effective as of Jan 1, 2012

More and more individuals are using charitable gift annuities to provide lifetime income at a fixed rate of return—and to make a substantial gift to Bread for the World in the future.

You can establish a charitable gift annuity with as little as $10,000. A simple contract provides fixed annual income for the rest of your life—or the life of another beneficiary you might select. You may be eligible for an income tax deduction for your initial gift, and part of the income you receive each year also may be tax-deductible. If you use appreciated assets to fund your charitable gift annuity, you may also avoid some capital gains taxes.

Annuity payments are provided to Bread for the World members by the ELCA Foundation, which manages more than $500 million in investments.

For more information and for a confidential personalized illustration of the tax and income benefits you might receive with a charitable gift annuity, please contact:

Jim Lund
Vice President of Development and Membership
Bread for the World
1-800-822-7323, ext. 1091
jlund@bread.org

This information is not intended as legal or financial advice. You are encouraged to speak with your attorney or financial planner.

Legacy of Hope Newsletter »

The Legacy of Hope newsletter is sent three times a year to Bread for the World members who have been faithful and generous in their support over the years. The newsletter provides information that may be useful in financial planning, as well as stories of creative ways individuals and families have supported the work of ending hunger.

See past issues »

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