Lacordaire Legacy Society - Planned Giving

The Lacordaire Legacy Society gives you the opportunity to provide for the long-term health of the Academy. There are various ways to make a gift that will not only give you the satisfaction of knowing you are directly contributing to the health of the Academy, but also providing for your own financial well-being at the same time. Gifts through your will or trust, retirement plans, and life insurance provide you with special benefits and the satisfaction that you are making a difference for the Academy and that make a difference for you. 

To become a member of the Lacordaire Legacy Society or to make a lasting gift to Lacordaire, please review the following gift opportunities.
 



Bequests

Remembering Lacordaire in your will or trust can be easily accomplished with the designation of an exact dollar amount, a percentage of your estate assets or specific property from your estate.

The following is some sample language that you may use to remember Lacordaire in your will or trust: “I give and bequeath to Lacordaire Academy, Montclair, New Jersey the sum of $--- (or --- percent of the remainder of my estate or a specific asset) to be used for its general charitable purposes.”


Retirement Plan Assets

You can support Lacordaire’s important mission by naming Lacordaire as the partial or sole beneficiary of your IRA, 401(K), 403(B) or other retirement assets. Since retirement plan assets may be subject to both income and estate taxes if left to heirs, estate planners often recommend that you designate all or a portion to a charitable organization like Lacordaire. By leaving such assets to Lacordaire, you can pass other assets to your heirs which may lower your tax burden.

 To name Lacordaire you should request a “change of beneficiary” form from your retirement plan administrator. On this form, you can name Lacordaire as sole or partial beneficiary, or you can name us as a contingent beneficiary in case your immediate beneficiary predeceases you. Lacordaire should be listed as:

 Lacordaire Academy
155 Lorraine Avenue
Upper Montclair, NJ 07042
Tax ID #221-591-647/000 


Appreciated Assets

You can support Lacordaire’s critical mission by donating appreciated assets like stocks, real estate, works of art, etc. to Lacordaire. By donating an appreciated asset to Lacordaire, you may benefit from an income tax charitable deduction at the current market value and not pay capital gains tax on the asset’s appreciation.


Life Insurance

You can support Lacordaire’s tradition of compassion by naming Lacordaire as the partial or sole beneficiary of your life insurance policy. By leaving the proceeds of an insurance policy to Lacordaire the proceeds of the insurance policy will not be subject to estate taxes upon your death. Also, if you transfer ownership of the policy to Lacordaire during your lifetime, you may qualify for an income tax charitable deduction and you may deduct the cost of future premium payments.

In order to name Lacordaire, if the policy already exists, you should request a “change of beneficiary” form from the insurance company. You can name Lacordaire as sole or partial beneficiary or you can name us as a contingent beneficiary in case your primary beneficiary predeceases you. Lacordaire should be listed as:

Lacordaire Academy
155 Lorraine Avenue
Upper Montclair, NJ 07042
Tax ID #221-591-647/000  

If you have any questions, please contact Patricia McGuire in the Advancement Office at (973)744-1156, ext. 32. Thank you for your compassion and support of Lacordaire and its students.

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