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What You Need to Know About Gift Planning
As more people start to plan for the future, many have questions about making an impact at Memphis Zoo. We’ve put together a short list of frequently asked questions that you may find helpful as you craft your estate plan and consider giving...
Is Your Plan Up to Date?
It’s easy to know when to renew your driver’s license or credit card—just look at the expiration date. But what about your estate planning documents? Keeping these current is an essential part of creating the future you envision, but...
2 Ways to Make an Impact
Despite the hardships many of us have faced the past year, many people still want to make a difference where they can. But balancing your family’s needs with your desire to help can be difficult. Luckily, there is a solution: consider making a...
A charitable remainder trust provides you or other named individuals income each year for life or a period not exceeding 20 years from assets you give to the trust you create.
You fund this type of trust with cash or appreciated assets—and may qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction when you itemize. You can also make additional gifts; each one also qualifies for a tax deduction. The trust pays you, each year, a variable amount based on a fixed percentage of the fair market value of the trust assets. When the trust terminates, the remaining principal goes to Memphis Zoo as a lump sum.
You fund this trust with cash or appreciated assets—and may qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction when you itemize. Each year the trust pays you or another named individual the same dollar amount you choose at the start. When the trust terminates, the remaining principal goes to Memphis Zoo as a lump sum.