| 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.Contact Our Gift Planner
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 301-770-8328.
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.