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Charitable Remainder Unitrust


Charitable Remainder Unitrust Diagram


How It Works

  1. Create trust agreement stating terms of the trust; transfer cash or other property to trustee
  2. Trustee invests and manages trust assets and makes payments to income beneficiaries you designate
  3. Remainder to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology for purposes you specify



  • Payments to one or more beneficiaries that will vary annually with the value of the trust
  • Federal income-tax deduction for the charitable remainder value of your interest
  • No capital-gain tax when trust is established; property is sold by the trust
  • Trust remainder will provide generous support for the Cornell Lab of Ornithology


Next Steps

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