Your kindness will live on …by including a gift to Coptic Orphans.

By establishing a planned gift to Coptic Orphans, you can leave a lasting legacy of better education, housing, health, and happiness for fatherless children in Egypt. Planned giving can take several forms, some of which we have outlined for you in the information that follows. This information is not legal advice and should not be taken as such. We highly recommend that you seek the counsel of your financial and legal advisor before you establish the gift.

Once you have made the decision to include Coptic Orphans in your Will, we would appreciate it if you would kindly notify us. Doing this would allow us to thank you as well as to respond to any questions that you may have.

To contact us please call: (703)641-8910 or email us at info@copticorphans.org

Types of Bequests

Wills and Bequests

Perhaps the simplest way to establish a planned gift is gifts of cash through your Will. You may wish to leave a specified monetary amount to Coptic Orphans. Or you may wish to gift a certain percentage of your entire estate. In either case, identify Coptic Orphans in your Will using the following organization name and address: Coptic Orphans Support Association, P.O. Box 2881, Merrifield, VA 22116. The text in your Will could be as simple as this:

“I give, devise and bequeath to Coptic Orphans Support Association, P.O. Box 2881, Merrifield, VA 22116, the amount of $________.”

Appreciated Assets

Although cash gifts are the simplest way to make charitable gifts, they may not always be the most tax efficient. If you were to donate an appreciated asset that you have owned for at least a year, not only may your entire gift be tax deductible, you may also avoid having to pay capital gains taxes.

Examples of appreciated assets:

Appreciated Securities

Publicly traded stocks or other investments that have been in your possession for more than a year are generally not subject to capital gains taxes when contributed to a 501(c)(3) organization, and you would be eligible for an income tax deduction based on the market value of the gift on the date that it was made.

Real Estate

Real estate tends to appreciate over time and may be subject to capital gains taxes if the holdings were to be sold. Depending on your personal situation, contributing the real estate to a 501(c)(3) organization may reduce capital gains taxes in addition to eligibility for a tax deduction based on the fair market value of the property. Please note that Coptic Orphans reviews all proposed donations of real estate to ensure the organization may accept the donation consistent with its policies.

Other Assets

Personal property and other like assets may be donated to Coptic Orphans, but are reviewed on a case by case basis to ensure the organization may accept the donation consistent with its policies.

Retirement

A retirement plan is considered part of the taxable estate at death, and its value can be substantially eroded by taxes. By making Coptic Orphans or another charitable organization the beneficiary of your retirement plan, you can ensure that the amount becomes tax deductible.

Once you have made the decision to include Coptic Orphans in your Will, we would appreciate it if you would kindly notify us. Doing this would allow us to thank you as well as to answer any questions that you may have. To contact us at our office please call: (703)641-8910 or email us at info@copticorphans.org