Planned giving supports your philanthropic goals, while also supporting Pioneer Center and the future of our organization. Planned gifts can include bequests, life insurance, gifts of stocks and securities, gifts of retirement assets, gifts of real-estate, and charitable remainder trusts.

Contact Us for More Information

If you have any questions about making your gift, contact Amy Hernon, Director of Development at 815.759.7144.

Types of Planned Giving

Bequests

By including Pioneer Center in your will enables you to create a lasting legacy that will continue to help people in need receive vital programs and services for many years to come.  Bequests are fully deductible for estate tax purposes.  Consider updating your existing will to include Pioneer Center.

Life Insurance

A gift of your life insurance policy is an excellent way to make a gift to us. If your life insurance policy is no longer needed or will no longer benefit your survivors consider making a gift and help further the Pioneer Center vision of “empowering individuals to achieve their full potential.”

Make a Gift of Life Insurance Today

Did you know that you can give your life insurance policy to Pioneer Center today and receive a charitable income tax deduction? You can then make deductible contributions to Pioneer Center each year which we may use to pay the premiums. Pioneer Center will benefit from the proceeds of your policy.

Designate Us as Beneficiary of Your Policy

You can also designate Pioneer Center as the beneficiary of your life insurance policy. You will continue to own and can make use of the policy during your lifetime. The policy will be included in your taxable estate when you pass away, but your estate will benefit from an estate tax charitable deduction for the value of the gift to us.

Gifts of Stocks or Bonds

Gifts of appreciated securities, including stocks or bonds, are an easy way for you to make a charitable contribution to Pioneer Center.  Some of the potential benefits include:

  • Avoid paying a capital gains tax.
  • Receive a charitable income tax deduction.
  • Enjoy possible increased personal income.
  • Help us to manifest our vision of “empowering individuals to achieve their full potential.”
Gifts of Retirement Assets

A gift of retirement assets such as an IRA, 401(k), 403(b), pension or other tax deferred plan is an excellent way to make a charitable contribution to Pioneer Center.

Today, between 50 and 60 percent of your retirement assets may be taxed if you leave them to your heirs.  In contrast, Pioneer Center, a non-profit charitable organization is not taxed upon receiving an IRA or other retirement plan assets.  There are numerous tax savings options that would expand the overall impact your retirement assets can make.

Consider it a win-win.  By designating Pioneer Center as a beneficiary, the organization will benefit from the full value of your contribution and not be taxed.  Your estate will benefit from an estate tax charitable deduction for the gift donated!  To transfer your retirement assets to Pioneer Center, contact your retirement plan custodian and complete a beneficiary designated form.

Gifts of Real Estate

A gift of your appreciated real estate property including your home, vacation property, vacant land, farmland, or commercial property can make a substantial charitable contribution.  Some of the potential benefits include:

  • Avoid paying capital gains tax.
  • Receive a charitable income tax deduction.
  • Help us to manifest our mission of “empowering individuals to achieve their full potential.”