Commercial Annuities

A Smart Gift to Leave to Goodwill-Easter Seals Foundation

Like retirement plan assets, commercial annuities provide for tax-deferred growth while the owner is living. Because distributions from commercial annuities are subject to income taxes, they are often considered among the best assets to leave to charity. Due to our tax-exempt status, Goodwill-Easter Seals Foundation can receive your commercial annuity completely tax-free. The best way to give a commercial annuity in support of our work after your lifetime is to name us as beneficiary.

Making this gift is as simple as updating your beneficiary form with your bank or insurance company. You can designate us as the primary beneficiary for a percentage or specific amount. You can also make us the contingent beneficiary so that we will receive the balance of your policy only if your primary beneficiary doesn’t survive you.

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Next Steps

  1. Contact Shannon Schaaf at 651-379-5888 or smschaaf@gesmn.org for additional information on commercial annuities.
  2. Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
  3. If you include Goodwill-Easter Seals in your plans, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.

Legal name: Goodwill-Easter Seals Foundation
Address: 553 Fairview Ave. N, St. Paul, MN 55104
Federal tax ID number: 47-1694921

Next Steps for Making a QCD Gift

  1. Ask your IRA administrator about making a direct transfer to Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota or have the administrator send a check from your account to us. (To be tax-free, the donation must go directly from your account to Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota without passing through your hands.)

Legal name: Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota
Address: 553 Fairview Ave. N, St. Paul, MN 55104
Federal tax ID number: 41-0706171

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