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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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 301-770-8409.

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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