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What Is Planned Giving?
Planned giving is finding ways to make charitable gifts now or after your lifetime while enjoying financial benefits for yourself.

Planned gifts are sometimes referred to as "stop-and-think" gifts because they require some planning and, often, help from your professional advisors. Unlike cash donations, they are typically made from assets in your estate rather than disposable income, and come to fruition upon your death. More


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There is no better time than now to protect your wealth with valuable and often overlooked tax deductions. First, estimate how much income you expect to bring in by the end of 2014. Knowing this information can help you decide how much you may want to give to favorite causes, such as Lake Michigan College Foundation, reducing your income tax hit. More

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Giving Back = Good Health
It's never a bad time to pay attention to your health. Although when you reach retirement, you may not be willing to take up the hottest new fad diet or exercise routine, there is an easier way to boost your health: Make a donation to Lake Michigan College Foundation. More

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