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Nongrantor Lead Trust


Nongrantor Lead Trust Diagram


How It Works

  1. Create trust agreement stating terms of the trust (usually for a term of years) and transfer cash or other property to trustee
  2. Trustee invests and manages trust assets and makes annual payments to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology
  3. Remainder transferred to your heirs



  • Annual gift to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology
  • Future gift to heirs at fraction of property's value for transfer-tax purposes
  • Professional management of assets during term of trust
  • No charitable income-tax deduction, but donor not taxed on annual income of the trust


Next Steps

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