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Welcome! Thank you for visiting our planned giving resource page. One of Opportunity International's six core values driving our work is stewardship. As you consider how to best steward your wealth, we also commit to being good stewards of the resources generously placed in our care. Every kind of giving is most effective and meaningful when founded on relationships of mutual trust and respect — so we genuinely desire to connect with you and to answer every question you have about the many avenues of planned giving. Please get in touch with us! Our Vice President of Planned Giving Services would love to help you explore how you can maximize your impact and leave an enduring legacy.
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How To Give

How To Give

Giving to Opportunity International can be done either directly or through a gift model that can provide tax benefits and even income. Click on a gift model below to learn more.

  • Bequest
    You designate Opportunity International as the beneficiary of your asset by will, trust or beneficiary designation form.
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  • IRA Rollover
    Congress recently enacted a permanent extension of the IRA Charitable Rollover. As a result, you can make an IRA rollover gift in 2015, 2016 and beyond.
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  • Charitable Gift Annuity
    You transfer your cash or appreciated property to Opportunity International in exchange for our promise to pay you fixed payments (with rates based on your age) for the rest of your life.
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  • Charitable Remainder Unitrust
    You transfer your cash or appreciated property to fund a charitable remainder unitrust. The trust sells your property tax free and provides you with income for life or a term of years.
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  • Charitable Remainder Annuity Trust
    You transfer your cash or appreciated property to fund a charitable remainder annuity trust. The trust sells your property tax free and provides you with fixed income for life or a term of years.
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  • Charitable Lead Trust
    You fund a trust that makes gifts to us for a number of years. Your family receives the trust remainder at substantial tax savings.
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  • Sale and Unitrust
    You give a portion of your property to us to fund a charitable remainder trust, when the property sells you receive cash and income for life.
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  • Bargain Sale
    We purchase your property for less than fair market value. You receive cash and a charitable deduction for the difference between the market value and purchase price.
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  • Give it Twice Trust
    You provide your children with a stream of income while making a gift to charity.
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  • Life Estate Reserved
    You give your property to Opportunity International but retain the right to use the property during your life.
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