Charitable Gift Annuities

Charitable Gift Annuities

Many Bread for the World members use charitable gift annuities to provide lifetime income at a fixed rate of return — and to make a substantial gift to Bread for the World Institute in the future.

With a charitable gift annuity, you can receive fixed payments for life — with possible tax savings — and support our work to end hunger.

Charitable gift annuities can be funded with gifts of cash, long-term appreciated stocks, bonds, or mutual funds. In the year in which you make a gift to set up a charitable gift annuity, you may be entitled to a tax deduction for your gift.

Bread for the World members who are 65 years or older may contribute $10,000 or more to establish a gift annuity through the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) Foundation. Gift annuity rates were recently increased, so your guaranteed annual income may be higher than you expected.

You may request, without cost or obligation, a confidential illustration of your annuity payments and possible tax deductions.

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:

Vince Mezzera
Donor Relations
Bread for the World
800-822-7323, ext. 1128

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