Bequests & Planned Gifts
Charitable Gift Annuity
Viewers 80 years or older who would like to make a large contribution of $20,000 or more, but need the income from their investments, often find the Charitable Gift Annuity is the perfect way to support the future of the station.
How a Charitable Gift Annuity Works
Make a gift of cash or stocks/bonds to THIRTEEN in exchange for a gift annuity. We reinvest the assets and pay you fixed payments for life (and, if desired, for another beneficiary’s lifetime). These payments do not fluctuate and they are made every three months as long as the income beneficiary is living. Then, the funds are used to support the kind of programming you enjoy.
Annuity rates range from 6.8%-7.8% depending on your age at the time the gift is made.
Benefits for Viewers Who Support THIRTEEN this way
- A portion of the transaction qualifies as a charitable deduction for those who itemize deductions..
- Part of the annual payments is considered a tax-free return of capital, excluding it from gross income until you reach your life expectancy.
- If you contribute appreciated securities, only a portion of the capital gain is reported and it’s payable over your life expectancy — not in one year.
To Learn More
Please contact us for more information:
Office of Planned Giving
825 Eighth Avenue
New York, NY 10019