Charitable Lead Trust
Protect Your Assets
You can benefit from the tax savings that result from supporting De Smet Jesuit High School without giving up the assets that you'd like your family to receive someday with a donation in the form of a charitable lead trust.
There are two ways that charitable lead trusts make payments to De Smet Jesuit:
A charitable lead annuity trust pays a fixed amount each year to De Smet Jesuit and is more attractive when interest rates are low.
A charitable lead unitrust pays a variable amount each year based on the value of the assets in the trust. With a unitrust, if the trust's assets go up in value, for example, the payments to De Smet Jesuit go up as well.Watch How it Works
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An Example of How It Works
George would like to support De Smet Jesuit and receive tax benefits. George received a windfall amount of income and needs a large income tax deduction to offset the income. Following his advisor’s recommendation, George funds a grantor charitable lead annuity trust with assets valued at $1,000,000. George’s trust pays $60,000 (6% of the initial fair market value) to De Smet Jesuit each year for 15 years, which will total $900,000. After that, the balance in the trust reverts back to George. He receives an income tax charitable deduction of $614,450. Assuming the trust earns an average 8% annual rate of return, George receives approximately $1,579,621 at the end of the trust term.
*Based on a 5.2% charitable midterm federal rate. Deductions and calculations will vary depending on your personal circumstances.
- Contact Jeff Cernicek ’92 at 314-567-3500, Ext. 1267 or firstname.lastname@example.org to talk about supporting De Smet Jesuit by setting up a charitable lead trust.
- Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
- If you include De Smet Jesuit in your plans, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.
Legal Name: De Smet Jesuit High School
Address: 233 N. New Ballas Road, St. Louis, MO 63141
Federal Tax ID Number: 43-1102368