Charitable Lead Trust

Protect Your Assets

You can benefit from the tax savings that result from supporting Saint Joseph’s University without giving up the assets that you'd like your family to receive someday with a donation in the form of a charitable lead trust.

There are two ways that charitable lead trusts make payments to Saint Joseph’s:

A charitable lead annuity trust pays a fixed amount each year to Saint Joseph’s and is more attractive when interest rates are low.

A charitable lead unitrust pays a variable amount each year based on the value of the assets in the trust. With a unitrust, if the trust's assets go up in value, for example, the payments to Saint Joseph’s go up as well.

An Example of How It Works

Father smiling with childrenGeorge would like to support Saint Joseph’s and provide for his children. George received a windfall amount of income and needs a large income tax deduction to offset the income. Following his advisor's recommendation, George funds a grantor charitable lead annuity trust with assets valued at $1,000,000. George's trust pays $70,000 (7 percent of the initial fair market value) to Saint Joseph’s each year for 15 years, which will total $1,050,000. After that, the balance in the trust reverts back to George. He receives an income tax charitable deduction of $854,311. Assuming the trust earns an average 6 percent annual rate of return, George receives approximately $767,240 at the end of the trust term.

*Assuming annual payments and a 3.2 percent charitable midterm federal rate.

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Action Steps

  1. Contact Gift Planning at (610) 660-1968 or giftplanning@sju.edu to talk about supporting Saint Joseph’s by setting up a charitable lead trust.
  2. Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
  3. If you include Saint Joseph’s in your plans, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.

Legal Name: Saint Joseph's University - Attn: Office of University Advancement
Address: 5600 City Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19131
Federal Tax ID Number: #23-1352674