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Planned Giving

The Bushnell exterior at nightArtful charitable gift planning adds tax-wise options for realizing your hopes for the future and fulfilling your desire to benefit the charities and organizations you cherish.  Planning for retirement, for a grandchild's tuition, for the preservation of wealth acquired over time - these goals can be advanced by weaving charitable gifts into your long-term personal financial plan.  We invite you to peruse this section to explore how a planned gift to The Bushnell might support your own philanthropic and financial goals.

The Bushnell Legacy Society
This group honors those who have provided for The Bushnell in their estate plans.

Bequests
The greatest numbers of planned gifts made to charities are in the form of charitable bequests, that is, gifts written into a will.

Life Income Plans
A gift through a charitable gift annuity or charitable remainder trust will provide income to you and benefit The Bushnell.

Charitable Lead Trust
A gift through a lead trust will provide income to The Bushnell during your lifetime while eventually passing assets on to your heirs.

Life Insurance or Retirement Plan bequest
By designating The Bushnell as a beneficiary of a life insurance or retirement plan, you may realize significant tax savings.

Real Estate
A gift of real estate may benefit both you and The Bushnell.

For more information about any planned gift option or The Bushnell Legacy Society, please contact:
Ellen Nattila, Senior Major and Planned Gifts Officer
The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts
166 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT  06106
Tel:  (860)987-6071   Fax:  (860)987-6002
E-mail:  ellen_nattila@bushnell.org