Legacy Giving

Builders of the Future | Legacy Giving

Every day, Charles E. Smith Life Communities cares for older adults in countless ways. By making a legacy gift, you become a Builder of the Future, sustaining our mission and creating life-changing experiences for residents—and the community—for years to come.

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Elana Lippa

Director of Gift Planning


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Gift Plans

There are many ways to perpetuate your support of CESLC. When considering a legacy gift, please consult with an attorney to make the best decision for you and your family. For more information, contact Elana Lippa, director of Gift Planning, at 301.770.8342 or send her an email.

Future gifts

Beneficiary Designations

Designate CESLC as a beneficiary of a retirement plan, life insurance policy, or bank or brokerage account without incurring legal fees.

Gifts by Will or Living Trust

Make a gift by Will or Living Trust with the assistance of a qualified attorney.

Gifts with payments to you

Charitable Gift Annuities

Receive fixed, partially tax-free payments and a charitable tax deduction by establishing a charitable gift annuity at CESLC.

Charitable Remainder Trusts

Convert appreciated assets into income for life or a term of years, and receive a charitable tax deduction. At the end of the trust’s term, the balance will be distributed to CESLC.

Give now, benefit now and later

Charitable Lead Trusts

Make a substantial gift to CESLC for a term of years and pass $1 million or more to your heirs tax-free.

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