Planned Giving

DLN Legacy Society

An Invitation to Join the DLN Legacy Society

Members of the DLN Legacy Society express their commitment to the perpetual support of Dental Lifeline Network through the most meaningful form of charitable support: by naming DLN in their estate plans as the beneficiary of a bequest, life insurance, IRA, real property, business interest or trust. If your current estate plan includes DLN or if you would be willing to consider a provision for future support, we ask that you please fill out the DLN Legacy Society member profile form so we can recognize your commitment and include you in in the DLN Legacy Society.

Membership Benefits

Your membership in the DLN Legacy Society involves no dues, ongoing obligations, or solicitations, but it does allow us to acknowledge your commitment to sustain DLN's efforts for the long-term. Benefits of membership in the DLN Legacy Society include a perpetual listing in future annual reports, regular mission updates, and a token of our appreciation identifying you as someone who has provided this most meaningful gesture of support. DLN is also available to assist in the creation of the plan that is right for you while supporting our vital mission. The most important benefit you will receive from joining the DLN Legacy Society is the satisfaction derived from making a lasting contribution to Dental Lifeline Network's mission of providing life-changing and life-saving dental care to those most in need for years to come.

A charitable bequest is one or two sentences in your will or living trust that leave to Dental Lifeline Network a specific item, an amount of money, a gift contingent upon certain events or a percentage of your estate.

an individual or organization designated to receive benefits or funds under a will or other contract, such as an insurance policy, trust or retirement plan

"I give to Dental Lifeline Network, a nonprofit corporation currently located at 1800 15th St. #100, Denver CO 80202, or its successor thereto, ______________* [written amount or percentage of the estate or description of property] for its unrestricted use and purpose."

able to be changed or cancelled

A revocable living trust is set up during your lifetime and can be revoked at any time before death. They allow assets held in the trust to pass directly to beneficiaries without probate court proceedings and can also reduce federal estate taxes.

cannot be changed or cancelled

tax on gifts generally paid by the person making the gift rather than the recipient

the original value of an asset, such as stock, before its appreciation or depreciation

the growth in value of an asset like stock or real estate since the original purchase

the price a willing buyer and willing seller can agree on

The person receiving the gift annuity payments.

the part of an estate left after debts, taxes and specific bequests have been paid

a written and properly witnessed legal change to a will

the person named in a will to manage the estate, collect the property, pay any debt, and distribute property according to the will

A donor advised fund is an account that you set up but which is managed by a nonprofit organization. You contribute to the account, which grows tax-free. You can recommend how much (and how often) you want to distribute money from that fund to Dental Lifeline Network or other charities. You cannot direct the gifts.

An endowed gift can create a new endowment or add to an existing endowment. The principal of the endowment is invested and a portion of the principal’s earnings are used each year to support our mission.

Tax on the growth in value of an asset—such as real estate or stock—since its original purchase.

Securities, real estate or any other property having a fair market value greater than its original purchase price.

Real estate can be a personal residence, vacation home, timeshare property, farm, commercial property or undeveloped land.

A charitable remainder trust provides you or other named individuals income each year for life or a period not exceeding 20 years from assets you give to the trust you create.

You give assets to a trust that pays our organization set payments for a number of years, which you choose. The longer the length of time, the better the potential tax savings to you. When the term is up, the remaining trust assets go to you, your family or other beneficiaries you select. This is an excellent way to transfer property to family members at a minimal cost.

You fund this type of trust with cash or appreciated assets—and may qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction when you itemize. You can also make additional gifts; each one also qualifies for a tax deduction. The trust pays you, each year, a variable amount based on a fixed percentage of the fair market value of the trust assets. When the trust terminates, the remaining principal goes to Dental Lifeline Network as a lump sum.

You fund this trust with cash or appreciated assets—and may qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction when you itemize. Each year the trust pays you or another named individual the same dollar amount you choose at the start. When the trust terminates, the remaining principal goes to Dental Lifeline Network as a lump sum.

A beneficiary designation clearly identifies how specific assets will be distributed after your death.

A charitable gift annuity involves a simple contract between you and Dental Lifeline Network where you agree to make a gift to Dental Lifeline Network and we, in return, agree to pay you (and someone else, if you choose) a fixed amount each year for the rest of your life.

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