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Flexible Gift Annuity

Flexible Gift Annuity Diagram

How It Works

  • You transfer cash or securities to Gettysburg College. Our suggested minimum gift requirement is $10,000.
  • You select a range of dates in the future (window) when you will want Gettysburg College to begin paying you, or up to two annuitants you name, fixed annuity payments for life.
  • During the payment window, you request the start of payments.
  • Beneficiaries are recommended to be at least 60 to begin receiving payments and must be at least 40 to fund the gift.
  • The remaining balance passes to Gettysburg College when the contract ends.

Benefits

  • Deferral of payments permits a higher annuity rate and generates a larger charitable deduction. The deduction is calculated based upon the first date in your window on which you could elect to start payments.
  • You can target your annuity payments to begin when you need them, such as retirement.
  • The longer you elect to defer payments, the higher your payment will be.

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