Planned Giving

Leave a Legacy

A gift in your will or trust  

Making a gift to The Heimerdinger Foundation in your will or living trust is easy to arrange and costs nothing to make now. Your gift is revocable and remains under your control during your life. You can leave specific property, a dollar amount or a percentage of your estate to Ceres. 

A gift of retirement plan assets  

Distributions from tax-deferred retirement plans, like IRAs, are taxable to owners during life — and to heirs when inherited. This means that inherited IRAs can become a tax liability for children and loved ones. When used to make a charitable gift to The Heimerdinger Foundation , however, retirement plan assets are transferred tax-free. By naming The Heimerdinger Foundation as a full or partial beneficiary of your retirement plan and leaving other, less tax-vulnerable assets to your heirs, you can reduce or eliminate taxes for your heirs while knowing 100% of your gift will be used to provide healing meals to our most medically fragile community members. 

A gift of life insurance  

Designating The Heimerdinger Foundation as the beneficiary of an existing life insurance policy may enable you to enjoy some great tax benefits. In order to deduct premium payments as charitable deductions, the donor must name The Heimerdinger Foundation as both owner and beneficiary of the policy. 

A gift from a Donor Advised Fund  

In addition to recommending immediate or recurring grants to The Heimerdinger Foundation from your donor advised fund (DAF), you can name The Heimerdinger Foundation as the full or partial beneficiary of your fund, ensuring future support for our mission. 

Charitable gift annuities and charitable trusts  

Charitable gift annuities and charitable lead and remainder trusts provide….

  • a gift to The Heimerdinger Foundation,

  • income for you for life,

  • and favorable tax treatments and other benefits.

These two options can provide you with a secure source of fixed payments for life.  We encourage you to seek professional advice for all questions pertaining to your planned giving endeavors. We would be pleased to collaborate with you and your professional advisor to help structure a planned gift that is the best option for your current and future income needs. 

A gift of stock  

Making a gift of appreciated stocks, bonds and mutual fund shares is an easy and powerful way to contribute to The Heimerdinger Foundation. Benefits include income and capital gain tax savings. The first step to making a stock donation is to contact our Development and Fundraising Manager at nan.zierden@hfmeals.org. Please let them know the name of the security and the number of shares to be donated so we can anticipate and acknowledge your gift. This important step helps us ensure that we process your gift according to your intent.  

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