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Preparing for Tomorrow's Fires, Today
Supplement Your Retirement with a Gift
Charitable Trusts Can Help, Too
Trusts Can Increase Retirement Nest Eggs

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The American Red Cross, a humanitarian organization led by volunteers and guided by its Congressional Charter and the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross Movement, will provide relief to victims of disaster and help prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies.

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Trusts Can Increase Retirement Nest Eggs

Trusts Can Increase Retirement Nest Eggs
People who want to set aside more for their future retirement and also assist the Red Cross might consider a "Retirement Unitrust." With proper planning, such a trust could augment IRAs or 401(k) plans and also provide:

  • An income tax deduction for part of the funds transferred to the trust.
  • Deferral of much perhaps all of the trust income until some future date or event that the donor specifies.
  • Payment of substantial income after retirement, reflecting rapid growth of principal within a tax-exempt trust perhaps making up for payment deficiencies during years when the donor was receiving little or no trust income.
  • An important contribution to the American Red Cross when the trust ends. Please contact us for details.

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