Hadassah

Savings Accounts and Brokerage Accounts (POD and TOD Accounts)

You can name Hadassah as a beneficiary of your savings accounts, CD's and other bank accounts by designating your account as Payable on Death ("POD") to Hadassah. You can also name Hadassah as the beneficiary of your brokerage account by designating the account as Transfer on Death ("TOD") to Hadassah. Most states recognize these types of accounts. POD and TOD accounts allow you to transfer assets to Hadassah after your death that are deductible from your gross estate and may result in estate tax savings. The funds will be distributed to Hadassah without going through probate, allowing your gift to be transferred to Hadassah - and put to good use - as soon as possible.

Action Steps

  1. Contact us at 800-428-8884 or giving@hadassah.org with any questions.
  2. Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
  3. Ask your bank or broker how to make your account "payable on death" or "transfer on death."
  4. Please use our legal name, address and Federal Tax ID if naming Hadassah beneficiary of your savings accounts, CD’s or other bank accounts.
Legal Name: Hadassah, The Women's Zionist Organization of America, Inc.
Address: 40 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005
Federal Tax ID No.: 13-1656651

 

The information and content contained herein are intended for educational purposes only and are not intended to provide legal, tax or other professional advice or to be relied upon. We encourage you to consult with an attorney, tax advisor or accountant.

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Deferred Charitable Gift Annuities


Using retirement assets to make a gift to Hadassah


Using life insurance to make a gift to Hadassah


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A charitable bequest is one or two sentences in your will or living trust that leave to Hadassah a specific item, an amount of money, a gift contingent upon certain events or a percentage of your estate.

an individual or organization designated to receive benefits or funds under a will or other contract, such as an insurance policy, trust or retirement plan

"I, [name], of [city, state, ZIP], give, devise and bequeath to Hadassah [written amount or percentage of the estate or description of property] for its unrestricted use and purpose."

able to be changed or cancelled

A revocable living trust is set up during your lifetime and can be revoked at any time before death. They allow assets held in the trust to pass directly to beneficiaries without probate court proceedings and can also reduce federal estate taxes.

cannot be changed or cancelled

tax on gifts generally paid by the person making the gift rather than the recipient

the original value of an asset, such as stock, before its appreciation or depreciation

the growth in value of an asset like stock or real estate since the original purchase

the price a willing buyer and willing seller can agree on

The person receiving the gift annuity payments.

the part of an estate left after debts, taxes and specific bequests have been paid

a written and properly witnessed legal change to a will

the person named in a will to manage the estate, collect the property, pay any debt, and distribute property according to the will

A donor advised fund is an account that you set up but which is managed by a nonprofit organization. You contribute to the account, which grows tax-free. You can recommend how much (and how often) you want to distribute money from that fund to Hadassah or other charities. You cannot direct the gifts.

An endowed gift can create a new endowment or add to an existing endowment. The principal of the endowment is invested and a portion of the principal’s earnings are used each year to support our mission.

Tax on the growth in value of an asset—such as real estate or stock—since its original purchase.

Securities, real estate, or any other property having a fair market value greater than its original purchase price.

Real estate can be a personal residence, vacation home, timeshare property, farm, commercial property or undeveloped land.

A charitable remainder trust provides you or other named individuals income each year for life or a period not exceeding 20 years from assets you give to the trust you create.

You give assets to a trust that pays our organization set payments for a number of years, which you choose. The longer the length of time, the better the gift tax savings to you. When the term is up, the remaining trust assets go to you, your family or other beneficiaries you select. This is an excellent way to transfer property to family members at a minimal cost.

You fund this type of trust with cash or appreciated assets—and receive an immediate federal income tax charitable deduction. You can also make additional gifts; each one also qualifies for a tax deduction. The trust pays you, each year, a variable amount based on a fixed percentage of the fair market value of the trust assets. When the trust terminates, the remaining principal goes to Hadassah as a lump sum.

You fund this trust with cash or appreciated assets—and receive an immediate federal income tax charitable deduction. Each year the trust pays you or another named individual the same dollar amount you choose at the start. When the trust terminates, the remaining principal goes to Hadassah as a lump sum.

A beneficiary designation clearly identifies how specific assets will be distributed after your death.

A charitable gift annuity involves a simple contract between you and Hadassah where you agree to make a gift to Hadassah and we, in return, agree to pay you (and someone else, if you choose) a fixed amount each year for the rest of your life.

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