Planned Giving

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A gift for future generations

The South Yuba River Citizens League has been fighting for a healthy and resilient watershed since 1983, and we are dedicated to leading this fight for many years to come.  You can help by making a legacy gift to SYRCL through your will or estate plan.

Through planned giving you may be able to increase your current income or generate additional retirement income while reducing estate and income taxes.  Some gifts virtually eliminate estate taxes, while others greatly reduce taxes during your lifetime.  We recommend that you explore your options with a financial adviser or legal counsel.

Bequests, Wills & Trusts

  • Leave a specific dollar amount
  • Designate a percentage of your estate to be given through your will or living trust.
  • Give only the remainder, or residue, of your estate after bequests to loved ones have been made.
  • Provide for a gift of specific property such as real estate or stocks.

Charitable Gift Annuities

A charitable gift annuity is a contract between you and the South Yuba River Citizens League that guarantees payments to you and /or a loved one for life.  A portion of your annuity payments may be tax-free.  A charitable gift annuity also entitles you to a partial income tax charitable deduction, and may provide capital gains and estate tax benefits.  After your lifetime, the remainder of your gift will support the work of SYRCL.

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Retirement Plans

You can create a legacy by naming the South Yuba River Citizens League as a beneficiary or contingent beneficiary of an IRA, 401(k), 403(b), Keogh account, or other qualified retirement plan.  Upon your death, all or a portion of the unused balance in your account will be transferred to SYRCL as a charitable gift.

Life Insurance gifts

Life insurance policies are a meaningful and often overlooked method of making a charitable gift.  One way to do this is to name SYRCL as a beneficiary on your life insurance policy.  Another is to transfer ownership of a paid-up policy to SYRCL, thus receiving an immediate tax deduction.  You can also take out a policy and make SYRCL the owner and beneficiary.  In this case, your annual premiums will be tax-deductible.