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Planned Giving

Creating a Brighter Future for Children

Kat Corbett

Volunteer extraordinaire Kat Corbett included Save the Children in her will because she cares deeply about helping children have a chance at a bright future.

Kat Corbett is helping children on many fronts. In addition to her annual giving, which began in 1993, she also decided to name Save the Children in her will.

“I’ve always liked to support organizations that help children,” Kat says. “They don’t choose their lot in life; we could just as easily have been any one of them.”

A native of Canada, Kat ran her own primary school — pre-K through third grade — in Toronto before moving to Florida in 1970. Taking the school with her, she continued it in two Orlando locations.

After 25 years as an educator, she entered textbook publishing and began writing for children. An aspiring dancer in her youth, she’s writing the fourth book of DanceFutures, her series of ballet novels for young teens. An earlier project, back when the Soviet Union was collapsing, was the international friendship club she started that helped thousands of American and Russian children get to know one another.

Kat also clearly enjoys volunteering. She’s provided literacy support for a Jewish Community Center preschool and a Head Start program; mentored second-graders in public schools; offered art, ballet and tutoring in inner-city recreation centers and homeless shelters; and taught violin and languages in her home. She’s also volunteered for years at Orlando’s main fire station and the city’s police headquarters.

Kat’s life emphasizes creativity and the desire to help children develop to their full potential. “All children deserve the chance to grow up healthy and happy, and we all can contribute in some way to make that happen,” Kat says. Thanks to her thoughtful legacy commitment, many more girls and boys will have that opportunity.

Contact the Office of Planned Giving at 800.544.4470 or for details on ways to join Kat in creating a brighter future for children by including a future gift to Save the Children in your will planning.

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A charitable bequest is one or two sentences in your will or living trust that leave to Save the Children a specific item, an amount of money, a gift contingent upon certain events or a percentage of your estate.

an individual or organization designated to receive benefits or funds under a will or other contract, such as an insurance policy, trust or retirement plan

Bequest Language

"I, [name], of [city, state ZIP], give, devise and bequeath to Save the Children, tax ID number 06-0726487, [written amount or percentage of the estate or description of property] for its unrestricted use and purpose."

able to be changed or cancelled

A revocable living trust is set up during your lifetime and can be revoked at any time before death. They allow assets held in the trust to pass directly to beneficiaries without probate court proceedings and can also reduce federal estate taxes.

cannot be changed or cancelled

tax on gifts generally paid by the person making the gift rather than the recipient

the original value of an asset, such as stock, before its appreciation or depreciation

the growth in value of an asset like stock or real estate since the original purchase

the price a willing buyer and willing seller can agree on

The person receiving the gift annuity payments.

the part of an estate left after debts, taxes and specific bequests have been paid

a written and properly witnessed legal change to a will

the person named in a will to manage the estate, collect the property, pay any debt, and distribute property according to the will

A donor advised fund is an account that you set up but which is managed by a nonprofit organization. You contribute to the account, which grows tax-free. You can recommend how much (and how often) you want to distribute money from that fund to Save the Children or other charities. You cannot direct the gifts.

An endowed gift can create a new endowment or add to an existing endowment. The principal of the endowment is invested and a portion of the principal’s earnings are used each year to support our mission.

Tax on the growth in value of an asset—such as real estate or stock—since its original purchase.

Securities, real estate or any other property having a fair market value greater than its original purchase price.

Real estate can be a personal residence, vacation home, timeshare property, farm, commercial property or undeveloped land.

A charitable remainder trust provides you or other named individuals income each year for life or a period not exceeding 20 years from assets you give to the trust you create.

You give assets to a trust that pays our organization set payments for a number of years, which you choose. The longer the length of time, the better the potential tax savings to you. When the term is up, the remaining trust assets go to you, your family or other beneficiaries you select. This is an excellent way to transfer property to family members at a minimal cost.

You fund this type of trust with cash or appreciated assets—and may qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction when you itemize. You can also make additional gifts; each one also qualifies for a tax deduction. The trust pays you, each year, a variable amount based on a fixed percentage of the fair market value of the trust assets. When the trust terminates, the remaining principal goes to Save the Children as a lump sum.

You fund this trust with cash or appreciated assets—and may qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction when you itemize. Each year the trust pays you or another named individual the same dollar amount you choose at the start. When the trust terminates, the remaining principal goes to Save the Children as a lump sum.

A beneficiary designation clearly identifies how specific assets will be distributed after your death.

A charitable gift annuity involves a simple contract between you and Save the Children where you agree to make a gift to Save the Children and we, in return, agree to pay you (and someone else, if you choose) a fixed amount each year for the rest of your life.

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