Planned Giving at Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation
Using proven charitable estate planning tools, you can create your own legacy to help Landmarks preserve, protect and defend the buildings that make Pittsburgh home. Our planned giving program enables you to meet personal and financial goals and leave a Landmark Legacy.
What are “Planned Gifts?”
"Planned gifts" are usually made from one's accumulated assets, not annual cash flow. Many times, they carry significant income and tax benefits. Planned gifts are most effective when integrated into your overall estate plan because their purpose is to redirect taxes directly to promote charitable missions that reflect your values.
Unlike annual cash gifts, a planned gift is larger and generally funded with real estate, appreciated securities or tangible property like a collection of art or books related to our mission. These gifts can take many forms. Some can provide lifetime income for a donor and/or spouse and a deferred gift to Landmarks. Others allow Landmarks to use the income from an asset for a period of years, then pass the asset to heirs with substantial estate tax savings.
The easiest way to make a major commitment is by making Landmarks a beneficiary of your will, living trust , insurance policy or retirement plan. You can even sell us property at a discount (charitable bargain sale) or give us your home while retaining the right to live there (retained life estate). While Landmarks always welcomes cash gifts, our first concern is that the form your gift takes is in the best interest of you and your family.
We invite you to peruse this website to see how others have used planned gifts to support our mission and to learn ways you might follow their example.
Planned Giving Office