“It is rewarding-and sad- to see and hear the gratitude for very small acts of kindness, from kids who have never felt they had anyone to depend on. I told one of my CASA kids recently how much I admire his ability to make the best of a bad situation after his father- his one parent abandoned him and left the state. He said that if the person who was supposed to love him and care for him treated him that way… He’d better learn to take care of himself. That saddens me, but it also inspires me to help him achieve his goals. There would be some justice in that.”
CASA Volunteer Advocate since 2011
Your investment matters. Our ability to provide children with loving, safe and permanent homes paves the way for them to have a future that is better than their past. Whatever amount of gift you choose, your participation strengthens our ability to serve the abused and neglected children of our community. THANK YOU!
Putting CASA in Your Will
You can provide now for a future gift to CASA of Collin County by including a bequest provision in your will or trust. Your will or trust directs assets to your heirs and can direct a bequest to CASA of Collin County.
- Your assets remain in your control during your lifetime.
- You can change your bequest if your circumstances change.
- You can direct your bequest to a particular purpose (be sure to check with CASA of Collin County to make sure your gift can be used as intended).
- You can have the satisfaction of knowing your bequest will support CASA of Collin County in the way you intended when you are gone.
Use this language in your estate plan:
I hereby direct $____________ (or _____ percent of my residual estate) in cash, securities, or other property to CASA of Collin County (Fed. ID# 75-2391961).
Naming CASA as a Beneficiary
You can name CASA of Collin County as beneficiary of your life insurance policy or your retirement plan and reduce your tax liability. This is as simple as calling your provider and updating or adding to your beneficiary designations.
Giving Real Estate
For many people, their home or other real estate is their most valuable asset. You may donate your home or other property to CASA of Collin County. Gifts of real estate may secure a charitable income tax deduction for you, based on the fair market value of the property, with no capital gains liability for the transfer. If you wish to continue to live in your residence, you may choose to irrevocably deed a residence (such as your home, cabin, or farm) to CASA of Collin County but reserve the right to use it during your lifetime. This arrangement may create an immediate income tax deduction and a federal estate tax deduction.
Reducing Taxes and Receiving Income
You may give to CASA of Collin County, reduce your tax liability and receive an income from your assets. There are many ways to meet your financial and philanthropic goals including creating a charitable gift annuity, a charitable remainder trust or a charitable lead trust. Such financial vehicles require planning and professional counsel and can be powerful ways to put your passion for CASA of Collin County into action.
As with any decision involving your assets, we urge you to seek the advice of your tax and legal advisors and we recommend you discuss your goals with your financial or estate planning professional. If you have any questions about what types of gifts CASA accepts, please contact our Development Director, Lori Geer, at 972-529-2272×103 or via email.