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Planned Giving

Leave a Legacy that Changes Lives

Partnering with Portland Rescue Mission through a planned gift is a great way to create a legacy of hope for people who are hungry, homeless, and hurting.

How to Plan a Legacy Gift

A gift through your will or estate is one of the easiest gifts you can make today. You can support Portland Rescue Mission and leave a legacy of hope with…

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You can name Portland Rescue Mission as a beneficiary in your will with either a designed dollar amount or a specified percentage of your estate. You can easily add Portland Rescue Mission to your will through an amendment, so your entire will does not have to be rewritten.

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Charitable Gift Annuities

Charitable gift annuities enable you to make a gift to Portland Rescue Mission now and receive guaranteed income for yourself from those assets for life. You get an immediate income tax deduction and can also save on capital gains tax and estate tax.

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Charitable Remainder Trusts

A CRT will pay you either a fixed or variable dollar amount each year for the rest of your life or a term of 20 years, from assets you place in a trust. At the end of the term, the remaining balance goes to us.

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Life Insurance

A gift of life insurance can provide a significant charitable deduction. You can purchase a new policy or donate an existing one that you no longer need.

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Charitable Lead Trusts

If you are 70 1/2 or older, you can transfer any amount up to $100,000 per year directly from your IRA to Portland Rescue Mission or another qualified nonprofit organization. You don’t pay income taxes on the distribution, so you benefit even if you don’t itemize on your taxes.

Free Resources for Planned Giving

Portland Rescue Mission is pleased to offer you a free book, “Provide & Protect”, written by well-known estate planning expert A. Charles Schultz. We’ll also include a complimentary “Planning Your Legacy” planner booklet that includes important tips for you as you begin to discuss the details of leaving a powerful legacy.

To receive these free resources email: hollyh@pdxmission.org
or leave a message at 503-746-9728.

If you spend yourselves on behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness, and your night will become like the noonday.

Isaiah 58:10


If you have any questions or would like help with any planned giving just call 503-746-9728 and speak with one of our donor engagement officers.