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Planned Giving Information: Charitable Lead Trust


Establish and fund a trust to provide a substantial recurring annual income to Barbershop Harmony Society for a set period of years - and then return the trust assets to your family in the future with little or no tax liability.

Legacy Giving charitable lead trust

Your Charitable Lead Trust pays Barbershop Harmony Society an interest income annually for a pre-set number of years or for your lifetime, after which the assets return to the beneficiaries that you name.

By transferring assets to a Charitable Lead Trust (CLT) it may be effectively removed from your estate and passed to your heirs with little or no tax liability. A gift tax discount arises because of the charitable interest preceding your heir's interest.

There are two types of lead trusts: A CLT unitrust pays a fixed amount to Barbershop Harmony Society , or a CLT annuity trust pays a fixed percentage of the trust's value determined annually to Barbershop Harmony Society.

If you structure your CLT to return assets to you (not your heirs), you may obtain an income tax deduction for the charitable interest.


  • Significant multi-year support for Barbershop Harmony Society
  • Pass the CLT assets to heirs at a future date
  • Maximizes value to heirs by removing the CLT assets from estate tax exposure
  • Further maximizes value to heirs by potentially removing the CLT assets from exposure to gift taxes


Contact us to talk more specifically about options and benefits.

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The gift descriptions are for informational purposes and are not legal or tax advice. To ensure that this gift fits your particular circumstances and planning, please consult with your professional advisers.