Simple & Secure

When you make an irrevocable gift of cash or securities (or sometimes real estate) CMC agrees to make fixed payments to one or two people for life. Payments are backed by all of the assets of CMC. After the last payment, the remaining account balance comes to CMC to be used as you direct.

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How You Benefit:

  • Lifetime Income Receive fixed payments you can’t outlive
  • Charitable Deduction You gift generates for a charitable deduction for the gift portion of the gift
  • Attractive Rates Claremont McKenna College offers attractive gift annuity rates.
  • Secure Payments Your payments are guaranteed by all of the assets of Claremont McKenna College—now over $1.3 Billion. The College has earned an Aa2 credit rating from Moody's Investors Service
  • Eliminate Investment Risk Fixed payments eliminate the impact of market volatility     
  • No Fees There are no fees or commissions associated with a CMC Gift Annuity

Giving Appreciated Securities

A key benefit of a charitable gif annuity is the ability to fund it with a gift of appreciated securities. Your annuity payment will be based on the full fair market value of the donated shares. A portion of the capital gain is avoided and the remainder is spread over an IRS-determined term of years and reduces the amount of tax-free payment you receive.

Taxation of Your Payments

When Funded With Cash A significant portion of the annuity payment will be tax free over an IRS-determined term of years. Thereafter, the entire payment is taxed as ordinary income.

When Funded With Appreciated Securities The taxable portion of the capital gain is spread over an IRS-determined term of years, and reduces the amount of tax-free income. Thereafter, the entire payment is taxed as ordinary income.