Know Your Options: Charitable Gift Annuities and Charitable Remainder Trusts

December 21, 2015

Charitable gift annuities and charitable remainder trusts are two popular ways to provide gifts to Saint John’s and your other favorite charities. They offer donors similar benefits, but there are important differences, too. Charitable gift annuities are the go-to choice for donors wanting a regular, fixed payment over their lifetime without having to be involved with the investment or management of their gift, whereas charitable remainder trusts are attractive to donors wanting flexibility and a more hands-on approach with their gift.


Our staff can prepare personalized, confidential examples for you. Please call Tanya Lopez, director of planned giving, at 310-582-7095. We also encourage you to consult with your financial, tax and legal advisers as you explore the charitable giving options available to you.