Gifts That Pay You Income

There is a way for you to support New York City Ballet and feel confident that you have dependable income in your retirement years. You can do this with a charitable gift annuity. 

With a charitable gift annuity you agree to make a gift to NYCB and we, in return, agree to pay you (and someone else, if you choose) a fixed amount each year for the rest of your life. The balance is used to support our work. You can also qualify for a variety of tax benefits, including a federal income tax charitable deduction if you itemize. NYCB asks that you be at least 75 years of age and donate a minimum of $25,000 in cash or appreciated marketable securities to establish a current charitable gift annuity. (If you are younger than 75, you may want to consider a deferred charitable gift annuity and secure a higher return.)

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Payments for Life

Learn more about the many benefits of a charitable gift annuity in our FREE guide Charitable Gift Annuities: Gifts That Give Back.

An Example of How It Works

Ballet dancers Dennis, 75, and Mary, 73, want to make a contribution to NYCB but they also want to ensure that they have dependable income during their retirement years. They fund a $25,000 charitable gift annuity with appreciated stock that they originally purchased for $10,000.

Based on their ages, they will receive a payment rate of 5.1%, which means that they will receive $1,275 each year for the remainder of their lives. They’re also eligible for a federal income tax charitable deduction of $10,217* when they itemize.

*Based on a 3.6% charitable midterm federal rate. Deductions and calculations will vary depending on your personal circumstances.

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Next Steps

For a complimentary, no-obligation illustration explaining how a current or deferred charitable gift annuity can benefit you, or to learn more about the Serenade Society and the different ways you can support New York City Ballet through gift planning, please contact Faith Petrides at 212-870-5686 or . All inquiries are confidential.

This information is not intended to represent legal or tax advice or to substitute for such advice. We urge you to consult your professional advisors when considering your charitable gift planning options.