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Luke and Candice Waters graduated from Defiance College in 1963. They met there and believe strongly that they owe their present good circumstance to the education that they received. They want to give back to DC in a way that would help fulfill its mission. At the same time, they were looking for a way to care for their family in the future.
Luke: We heard that with new lower rates, now is the best time in years to set up a charitable lead trust. We could fund the trust with cash or stock and this trust would pay income to the College for a number of years with the rest of the trust value going to our children in the future.
Candice: We liked the fact that our children would be well cared for and that we could see the result now of our gifts to our alma mater.
Luke and Candice were also pleased to learn that taxes on the gift to their children would be significantly reduced by the added benefit of a gift tax charitable deduction. After the income was paid to Defiance College, the remaining trust value would go to their family with very little tax owed.
Luke: Candice and I found that by using a charitable lead trust we could accomplish our goals of helping both family and our favorite charity during our lifetimes.
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