Create Your Legacy of Hope With a Gift That Provides Lifetime Income

You can transform lives for years to come — by creating a charitable gift annuity with City of Hope.


How a Charitable Gift Annuity Works

One of the reasons charitable gift annuities are so popular is that they offer a variety of attractive benefits:

  1. A Gift of Hope for City of Hope Patients. Your gift ensures City of Hope’s groundbreaking research and compassionate patient care will continue uninterrupted, regardless of what’s happening in the world.
  2. Attractive Payment Rates. Depending on your age, rates go as high as 9.1%, (and even higher for certain deferred charitable gift annuities). If you’re not sure when you would need your payment to start, a flexible deferred charitable gift annuity allows you to decide later. The longer the deferral, the higher your payment rate.
  3. Lower Taxes. With a charitable gift annuity, you are eligible for an income tax deduction and a portion of your payments are typically tax-free.
  4. Fixed, Guaranteed Payments. The fixed payments from a charitable gift annuity can help balance equity risk in your portfolio. The amount paid to you is determined by your age at the time your charitable gift annuity is created, and this amount will never change, regardless of market fluctuations or how long you live. If you don’t need income immediately or are looking ahead to retirement, you can schedule payments to begin at least one year after your donation, at a higher rate.
  5. Benefit up to Two People. Provide financial security for yourself and a spouse or other loved one. You each receive payments for your lifetimes.

Sample Payment Rates*

*Rates as of July 2022. For illustration purposes only. Based on one beneficiary and a gift of $25,000 (our minimum gift amount).

Frequently Asked Questions

A: If increasing cash flow is a top priority, the generous, guaranteed, fixed payments from a charitable gift annuity are a great solution. Charitable gift annuity payment rates are very attractive, as high as 9.1% (and even higher for certain deferred gift annuities), depending on your age.

A: Yes! If you contribute appreciated stock to City of Hope to create a charitable gift annuity, you may avoid paying immediate capital gains tax. You will also be eligible for a charitable income tax deduction — plus you will enjoy a fixed, guaranteed income for your lifetime.

A: City of Hope’s charitable gift annuity program has made payments to hundreds of annuitants for more than 50 years, and each charitable gift annuity is backed by the full faith and credit of City of Hope.

A: City of Hope requires a minimum donation of $25,000, although it is not uncommon to contribute $100,000 or more. You must be age 60 or older to establish a charitable gift annuity with us. Younger donors may be able to establish a deferred charitable gift annuity. If you are looking ahead to retirement, you can delay the start of payments and realize a higher payment rate.

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