Gifts That pay You Income

You can stand up for inter-city rail expansion and connectivity while earning an income from your support.

Charitable Gift Annuities

With a Charitable Gift Annuity (CGA), you can make a substantial impact through the Rail Passengers Association and receive tax-favorable income for you and your loved ones. Many supporters like charitable gift annuities because of their attractive payout rates and their significant impact.

Benefits to you include the following:

Payments can be made as you prefer on an annual, quarterly or monthly basis.

A portion of the payout will be tax-free.

You receive an immediate tax receipt for a portion of your gift.

Your gift passes to Rail Passengers Association outside of the estate process.

You create your legacy of support for rail transportation and passengers.

How it works:

  1. You make an irrevocable donation of cash or stock to the Rail Passengers Association.
  2. You received a fixed income for as long as you live — at an attractive rate — and a charitable income deduction. Or, fund a deferred annuity and delay receiving payments until a later date, such as retirement.
  3. Enjoy the satisfaction of making a difference for rail passengers in America while you receive a steady income from your gift.

Charitable Remainder Trusts

A Charitable Remainder Trust is another way to receive income for life for you and your family while reducing your taxes and supporting a cause you care about.

By using assets or cash to fund the trust, you receive income and you receive an income tax credit the year in which you transfer your assets. The remaining portion of the trust, after all payments have been made, comes to the Rail Passengers Association to do its work on your behalf.

Benefits to you include the following:

You receive income for life for you or your heirs.

You receive a charitable income tax credit for the charitable portion of the trust.

You create your legacy of support for rail transportation and passengers.

How it works:

  1. Use appreciated assets to set up a Charitable Remainder Trust with the Rail Passengers Association.
  2. You received a fixed income for the term of the trust. Once the term expires, the remaining assets transfer to Rail Passengers Association.
  3. Enjoy the satisfaction of making a difference for rail passengers in America while you receive a steady income from your gift.

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Jonsie Stone

Jonsie Stone

Director of Development

Rail Passengers Association
202-408-8362 x 3207
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This information is not intended as legal, accounting, or other professional advice. For assistance in planning your gift(s), please consult a lawyer and/or financial advisor for professional advice.