Ways to Give to CTDS
You have trusted us, since 1974, to implement a smart fiscal plan, and provide a safe educational and therapeutic environment for children with neurologic and emotional disabilities and their families. We have created a stable path for the future of our children and the future of CTDS and we are deeply grateful for the generosity of our donors who have helped make this possible.
“The heart that gives gathers” —Tao Te Ching
Special education tuition covers a portion of the program costs at CTDS. The Annual Fund supports special projects and the endowment.
Below are other ways that you can contribute to CTDS:
Memorials: These gifts are made to remember a loved one, family member, or friend.
Gifts of Honor: These gifts are given to celebrate the accomplishments of others & range from birthdays and anniversaries to graduations.
Annual Gifts: These gifts are normally in response to a mail solicitation and are contributions for the current, unrestricted use of the program.
Matching Gifts: Check with your employer to see if they will match your gift to CTDS.
Gifts of Appreciated Securities: This is a tax wise way to support our program. When making a gift of appreciated stocks, bonds, and stock options, the donor pays no tax on the capital gains.
Gifts of Real Estate: Real estate may be contributed as an outright gift or to finance a planned gift.
Gift of Personal Property: These gifts can include works of art, manuscripts, rare books, antique furnishings, jewelry & other personal items.
Planned Gifts: Planned gifts allow you to make a significant gift while maintaining financial security for you and your family. Bequests, retirement plan designations, gifts of life insurance, gift annuities, and charitable trusts are just a few types of planned gifts. These gifts often provide attractive tax advantages and other financial benefits.
Bequests: For many, this is the most significant gift that can be made. Bequests removes assets from the donor's estate & reduces federal taxes.
Retirement Plan Gifts: A donor can make a deferred gift by naming CTDS beneficiary of his or her retirement plan.
Life Insurance Gifts: A donor can name CTDS as a beneficiary on a life insurance policy.
Gift Annuities: A gift annuity is both a charitable contribution and an investment. The annuity provides guaranteed fixed income for the donor's lifetime and/or for the lifetime of another beneficiary.
Charitable Remainder Trusts: A charitable remainder trust generates income for the donor that is fixed or that fluctuates with market conditions and the growth of the trust. Income may continue through the donor's lifetime or for a set term and benefit a charity upon death.
Charitable Lead Trusts: A charitable lead trust is for a donor who would like to give to CTDS but also wants to pass assets on to family members. CTDS receives income interest for a period of years or for a period of someone's lifetime, after that time the trust reverts to the donor or the donor's beneficiaries.