How Can I Help?
How Can I Help?
The quickest, easiest way to contribute to PATH Intl. and help our members with their inspirational work is with a one-time online donation. Every dollar helps improve thousands of lives across the nation! You can choose to give without restrictions, which allows us to put your dollars to use where we need it most, or you can designate funds to a specific cause or program that’s special to you, like our conference scholarships or PATH Intl. Equine Services for Heroes. And remember, since we’re a federally registered nonprofit organization all gifts are tax deductible. To show your support and make an online donation right now, click the Donate Now button.
Planned giving is a commonly used term that describes a variety of giving vehicles designed for you to give to a charity of your choice either during your lifetime and/or after your death while meeting your current income needs and providing for your heirs. Some of the most common planned giving vehicles are charitable bequests, charitable remainder trusts, charitable lead trusts, gift annuities and beneficiary designations. PATH Intl. recognizes and honors those who have chosen to support the programs and services that PATH Intl. offers through their wills, estate plans, or life-income agreements.
Benefits such as income or estate tax deductions, increased disposable income and the elimination of capital gains tax on appreciated assets may be available to you dependent upon the gift planning vehicle you choose. The most important benefit, however, is the knowledge that your charitable planning will help ensure that PATH Intl.'s commitment to provide programs and services to individuals with disabilities will continue long into the future.
A living trust allows you to transfer your assets while you're alive, providing for yourself, your family and organizations you care about before and after your death. You may earmark current gifts to PATH Intl. from your living trust and receive a charitable tax deduction. You may also list PATH Intl. as a beneficiary of your trust just as you would in your will. Living trusts afford you great flexibility in your estate planning and allow you to maintain control of your assets.
As with wills, living trusts are fully revocable and may be amended or terminated at any time during your life. Unlike wills, living trusts can be put into effect immediately. Please note that revocable trusts are treated differently from irrevocable trusts with regard to estate taxes. It is recommended that you obtain the professional counsel of an attorney experienced in probate or estate planning or a certified financial planner when selecting and designing your trust instrument.
The term charitable bequest is generally used to describe anything that you give to charity from your estate through a will or living trust. A charitable bequest would enable you to provide substantial future support for PATH Intl. without reducing your current income. An estate is any property, money or personal items that you may have at the time of your death. Most people leave an estate when they die, even though they may not be considered "wealthy.” A charitable bequest is not contingent upon an estate being large; even individuals with small estates may establish a charitable bequest.
By incorporating a bequest into your will, you may donate any amount to PATH Intl. free of estate tax. The bequest provision contained within your will may designate cash or specific property or assets, assign a dollar amount or percentage of your estate, with or without restrictions as your gift to PATH Intl. Your legacy will ensure that PATH Intl. continues to provide the programs and services that you support in the future. Through your bequest, you can leave a specific asset, a specified sum of money, a percentage of your estate, or the remainder of your estate after you have provided for other beneficiaries.
Your bequest may be designated for a special use or left unrestricted. Bequest provisions may be changed at any time during your lifetime. It is recommended that you obtain the professional counsel of an attorney experienced in probate or estate planning or a certified financial planner when selecting and designing your will or trust.