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The Flower Show

Planned Giving

Goals & Benefits

There are many ways to support The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society. These options will help you achieve different goals.

Your Goal

Your Strategy

Your Benefits

Make an important impact to PHS that doesn't cost you anything during your lifetime, but that is priceless as part of the legacy that you leave behind.

Include a gift from your will or trust (cash, specific property, or a share of the estate).

A great way to provide resources that help PHS.

Avoid capital gains liability and take an income tax deduction.

Use gifts of stock or appreciated securities instead of cash to make your gift.

Buy low and give high — while avoiding capital gains tax.

Leave more of your estate to your heirs.

Name PHS as beneficiary of your retirement plan, and leave less-taxed assets to family.

Eliminate income tax on retirement plan assets, and free up other property to pass to your heirs.

Continue to receive benefits back from the assets you give to PHS — and thus multiply your gift.

Create a life-income plan like a charitable gift annuity, charitable remainder annuity trust or charitable remainder unitrust.

Receive income for your lifetime, receive a charitable deduction, and diversify your holdings.

Reduce high tax liability now; gain additional income later.

Establish a deferred gift annuity.

Receive a larger deduction and a higher income rate than an immediate payment annuity.

Reduce gift and estate taxes and leave more of your assets to your heirs.

Create a charitable lead trust to pay income to PHS for a fixed time, then pay the remainder to your heirs.

Reduce gift and estate taxes and freeze the taxable value of growing assets before they pass to your family.

Tap into one of your most valuable assets to make a gift to PHS.

Use real estate to make your gift to PHS.

Avoid capital gains tax, receive an income tax deduction — and have the option of a gift that doesn't affect your lifestyle.


Use our interactive Plan-a-Gift™ to determine what type of planned gift might best suit your goals, assets and age.