Bright Beginnings
Planned Giving

There are many ways to plan gifts of lasting significance to benefit homeless children through Bright Beginnings. The following information on charitable planned gifts describes some gift options used in estate planning.

Bequest
A Bequest allows you to bequeath a specific amount of money, a percentage of your estate, or a specific property to Bright Beginnings through a bequest—a gift through your will or a codicil to your will. Through your bequest, you retain full control of your assets throughout your life and you make a significant gift in support of homeless children in the District.

To make an unrestricted bequest to Bright Beginnings, please consult your attorney.

Life Insurance
Life Insurance Policies offer you the opportunity to name Bright Beginnings as a beneficiary to receive all or a portion of the proceeds of a life insurance policy.

Retirement Annuities or Pension Funds
Retirement Annuities or Pension Funds may exceed your needs or you may find such plans are potentially subject to the federal excise tax on over-funded retirement plans. You may find it useful to make a future (or current) charitable gift of these funds to Bright Beginnings. Consult your tax advisor and retirement plan administrator to determine how this type of charitable gift can be set up to meet your needs.

For more information on these and other options, please contact the development staff at 202.842.9090