Planned Giving

Planned giving creates opportunities for both our donors and Central City Concern by connecting donors with our clients and programs in enduring and transformative ways. A planned gift can take many forms: a living trust, a bequest in a will, or a gift that provides you with either life income or life use. Specific examples include Charitable Gift Annuities (immediate), Charitable Gift Annuities (deferred), Charitable Lead Trusts, Pooled Income Funds, Remainder Annuity Trusts, and Remainder Unitrusts. 

Determining which planned giving instrument is right for you is as important as the gift itself. The best instrument balances your wishes for yourself, your family and your charitable interests. Every individual's financial picture is unique, and it is important that you consult with your tax advisor when contemplating a planned gift to Central City Concern. 

Donors who have made a planned gift to Central City Concern automatically become members of our Bing & Carolyn Sheldon Legacy Society, which is named after founding board member Bing Sheldon and his wife, Carolyn. Members of the Legacy Society receive invitations to special events throughout the year, including our “Get to Know the Real Central City Concern” speaker series. 

You can read more about Bing and Carolyn here.  To begin a discussion with our staff about planned giving opportunities, please contact Catharine Hunter.