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Charitable Remainder Trust

Planning for tomorrow - for you and your community

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Charitable Remainder Trust

If you wish to support Buffalo Toronto Public Media in a larger way but still wish to retain an interest in your property for your benefit or the benefit of your family, a charitable remainder trust (“CRT”) may be a flexible option for you.

Here's how it commonly works:

You make a gift of cash and/or appreciated stock; those funds are then placed in an irrevocable trust.

The trust will then pay you and/or a person you choose regular payments for life or a period of years.

You can select a payout rate that meets your needs and passes certain tax regulations.

You may choose to receive fixed payments (annuity trust) or one that changes with market conditions (unitrust).

Once the trust ends, the remaining assets in the trust will pass on to Buffalo Toronto Public Media and perhaps other charities you decide to name.

Charitable Remainder Trust


You will be allowed an immediate charitable deduction for a portion of the gift if you itemize deductions on federal income tax return.
You will receive annual payments for life, a portion of the payments will be tax free for a period of years.
Your estate may enjoy reduced probate costs and federal estate tax.
You will have the satisfaction of knowing the impact of your gift will be multiplied when it's combined with the gifts of others who equally believe in the power of public television and radio.

Learning More

To learn more about creating a charitable remainder trust to support the future of Buffalo Toronto Public Media, please contact Lisa LaTrovato at 716-845-7031 or We would be honored to work with you and your advisors as you consider your plans.

Please consult with your professional advisor for advice on the full impact of your charitable gifts on your financial and/or legal circumstances.

Learning and Planning Resources

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