Gifts that Pay You Income
Planned giving options allow you to support the causes you love while also provide for your and your loved ones’ future. Each plan presents distinct advantages, depending on your circumstances and goals.
“We love the Lord. We decided after a lot of prayer—a lot of prayer—that we were going to give our money in Southwestern, whatever there is left. We wanted to serve the Lord—we still do.”
JoAn and her late husband, Clifton, began giving to Southwestern Seminary in 1996 after their only child, a 24-year-old son, passed away.
JoAn Hale, donor since 1996
More Ways to Give to
Gifts from your will, trust (bequests),
or retirement plan
Charitable gift annuity
In exchange for a gift of cash or appreciated assets, you can receive fixed payments for life.
Deferred gift annuity
Provides fixed payments to you and/or another beneficiary for life in exchange for your gift of cash or securities.
Charitable lead trust, charitable remainder unitrust, & charitable remainder annuity trust
A charitable lead trust (CLT) is a gift of cash or other property to an irrevocable trust. SWBTS receives an income stream from the trust for a term of years. Depending on how the trust is structured, the donor enjoys a current income, gift, or estate tax deduction on the donated assets.
A charitable remainder annuity trust (CRAT) distributes a fixed amount as an annuity each year.
A charitable remainder unitrust (CRUT) distributes a fixed percentage of the value of the trust, which is recalculated annually.