Why Planned Giving?

Gift planning is a creative and unique way to support Champions for Children.  By planning your gift, you can make charitable contributions that maximize personal, family, and philanthropic goals, while also minimizing cost by taking advantage of special tax benefits. Some ways to make a difference are to include CFC as a beneficiary of your will or living trust, gift annuity, life insurance policy, IRA or 401(K) Plan.

Supporters who make a planned gift automatically join our Legacy Society. The Legacy Society celebrates the generosity of our planned giving donors and assists supporters who want to arrange a gift that will assure their philanthropic interest in Champions for Children continues beyond their lifetime. Legacy Society members enjoy admission to our exclusive annual Legacy Luncheon, as well as recognition in our Donor List.

To notify Champions for Children of your planned gift and enroll in the Legacy Society, please fill our our enrollment form online here, or you may print and mail the form here.

What to Give

Champions for Children accepts planned gifts via the following financial instruments:


•Stocks, Bonds, Mutual Funds

•Life Insurance Policy

•Retirement Plan Assets and/or IRA’s

How to Give

There are many ways to support Champions for Children with a planned gift, including the following:

  • Bequests

~Designate CFC to receive a financial gift in your will.

  • Endowment

~Make a donation of money or property to Champions for Children for the ongoing support of the organization. 

  • Individual Retirement Account

~Donate the proceeds of your IRA  to Champions for Children. 

  • Charitable Gift Annuity

~Designate an annuity contract that pays one or two people a fixed annual income for the rest of their lives.  After death, the remainder value is a charitable gift to Champions for Children. 

  • Life Insurance

~Give a gift of a new or existing insurance policy.  Champions for Children becomes the owner and beneficiary. 

  • Charitable Remainder Trust

~Establish a trust that pays annual income to the donor and leaves a charitable “remainder” to Champions for Children after death.

  • Charitable Lead Trust

~Establish a trust that pays annual income to Champions for Children and leaves the heirs a “remainder” after death. 

Sample Bequest language:

“I, [name], of [city, state, zip], give, devise and bequeath to Champions for Children, Federal Tax ID number 59-1807551, [written amount or percentage of the estate or description of property] for its unrestricted use and purpose.”

For More Information:

If you are interested in learning about planned giving, contact: Jonathan Goodman

Director of Development


813-673-4646 ex. 1112

*If you have questions about specific planned giving vehicles and which giving strategy would be best for you, please consult your financial advisor.*