Gifts That Cost You Nothing Now

Thousands of children and families have been impacted by Boys Town for more than 100 years. Together, we can see this work continue to help more children and families for generations to come.

Giving a gift that costs you nothing now provides:

  • continued use of your assets
  • substantial provision for your family and loved ones
  • an opportunity to create your lasting legacy of saving children and healing families.

Your signature can activate a gift that can be changed at any time, for any reason at all.

If you’ve already included a gift for Boys Town in your will, trust, or by beneficiary designation, please let us know. The information you provide is in no way legally binding but it will help ensure that Boys Town can carry out your wishes as you intend.

A gift in your will or trust is easy to set up. It can be changed at any time and for any reason. And it creates your legacy with Boys Town to save children, heal families and strengthen communities.

Here are some popular ways to leave a gift for Boys Town:

  • A general gift in your will leaves a gift of a stated sum of money in your will or living trust, typically in the form of personal property or assets.
  • A residual gift in your will leaves Boys Town the remainder of your estate after other bequests, debts and taxes have been fulfilled.
  • A specific gift in your will leaves Boys Town a specific dollar amount or stated fraction of your estate or a specified items (collections, art, books, jewelry, and so on).
  • A contingent gift in your will leaves Boys Town a stated share of your estate only if a spouse, family member or other beneficiary does not survive you.

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Should you have any questions or if you’d like to discuss making a lasting impact, contact Planned Giving Officers Jeremy Belsky or Craig McGarry at 888-332-3219 or giftplanning@boystown.org.

You can easily create a legacy gift through a beneficiary designation in your retirement plan, insurance plan, or other asset. When you do, you save at-risk children from drugs, crime, abuse, and neglect now and for years to come.

Retirement funds gift: This option is becoming more and more popular. When you designate Boys Town as a beneficiary of your retirement plan, you give the gift that reduces your taxes, costs you nothing now, and enables children and families to reach their full potential.

Benefits to you:

  • Reduce or eliminate taxes on retirement assets.
  • Remove highly taxable assets from your estate by direct beneficiary designation.
  • Reduce or avoid probate fees.
  • No costs when you give now.
  • Create your legacy of compassion for at-risk boys and girls.

To name Boys Town as a beneficiary of your retirement plan, contact your bank or insurance company to see whether a change of beneficiary form must be completed.

Savings bonds: If you have bonds that have stopped earning interest and that you plan to redeem, you will owe income tax on the appreciation. In the end, your heirs will receive only a fraction of the value of the bonds in which you invested. Since Boys Town is a tax-exempt institution, naming us as a beneficiary means that 100 percent of your gift will go toward saving children and healing families.

CDs, bank accounts, brokerage accounts, and commercial annuities: This is one of the best and easiest ways to make a real and lasting difference for children and families across America. Naming Boys Town as the beneficiary of a certificate of deposit, a checking or savings bank account, or a brokerage account creates your legacy of compassion for children, families, and communities that need help.

Donor Advised Fund (DAF) residuals: Final distribution of contributions remaining in a donor advised fund is governed by the contract you completed when you created your fund. Consider naming Boys Town as a “successor” of your account or a portion of your account value. Your support provides a second chances for at-risk children and families.

Should you have any questions or if you’d like to discuss making a lasting impact, contact Planned Giving Officers Jeremy Belsky or Craig McGarry at 888-332-3219 or giftplanning@boystown.org.