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Planned Giving

"Camp Twin Lakes is very important to me. I have made my planned gift to
Camp Twin Lakes to ensure that my annual support continues as part of my personal legacy."
— Campfire Society Member

Thank you for being a valuable supporter of Camp Twin Lakes. Through a legacy gift, you can ensure that Camp Twin Lakes continues to provide life-changing camp experiences for children with serious illnesses, disabilities and other challenges for years to come. By endowing a gift, you will become a member of our Campfire Society. Members of this society are those who make a life income gift or who remember Camp Twin Lakes in their will or estate plan. Campfire Society members provide for a strong future for Camp Twin Lakes and our medically-supportive camp programs. Every planned gift, regardless of size, has a real and tangible impact. By making a legacy gift during your lifetime, you will help Camp Twin Lakes sustain and grow programs for decades to come. 

There are several ways to make a planned gift to Camp Twin Lakes. Some of the easiest and most common ways to begin planning your legacy are provided below. 

Bequest
This is the simplest way to remember Camp Twin Lakes. Designate Camp Twin Lakes as a beneficiary of your estate by will, trust, or other instrument. It can be a sum of money, or a percentage of your estates’ residue. You can receive an estate tax charitable reduction. Gifts by will, or bequests, both large and small, are important to the organization. 

Retirement Plan Assets
This plan applies to retirement plans such as 401(k), 403(b), IRA and Keogh. Camp Twin Lakes is named as the primary, partial, or contingent beneficiary. This legacy gift can provide charitable estate tax deductions, and allows donor dependents to avoid ordinary income tax assessments on the amount paid to Camp Twin Lakes.

Life Insurance 
If you want to make a more significant legacy gift to Camp Twin Lakes, consider this option. This plan has multiple tax benefits. You can also transfer ownership of a life insurance policy to Camp Twin Lakes. 

Charitable Gift Annuity
Transfer your cash to Camp Twin Lakes in exchange for a contract to pay you a fixed income (with rates based on your age) for the rest of your life. This option can reduce and defer capital gain in addition to many other tax benefits.

Charitable Remainder Trust (CRT)
A type of trust that pays one or more beneficiaries a fixed amount, typically for life, then the balance to Camp Twin Lakes 

Charitable Lead Trust (CLT)
Transfer your cash to fund a lead trust that makes a gift to Camp Twin Lakes for a number of years. You receive a charitable deduction for your gift. Your family receives the remainder with substantial tax savings. This plan also provides funds to Camp Twin Lakes during your lifetime. 

As you consider your options, please consult with your attorney, accountant, or tax professional to discuss which type of planned gift would be most advantageous for you. Please let us know when you leave Camp Twin Lakes in your will or estate plan so that we can recognize you within our Campfire Society. 

To download a copy of the planned giving brochure, please click here.