|Gail Becker, Executive Director of the
Louisville Science Center, opens ASTC 2006
with a warm welcome.
Photo by James Moses
Your Planned Gift is a Legacy to the Science Center Field
Thank you for considering a planned gift to ASTC. With careful planning, you can develop a gift strategy that is right for you. ASTC welcomes four primary kinds of gifts:
• Retirement Policies and 401(k)s
• Life Insurance Policies
Bequests are made primarily through gifts of cash, securities, real estate, and tangible personal property. To name ASTC in your will, you can include the following language:
I give (____ dollars/ ___ percentage or the entire residue of my estate) to the Association of Science-Technology Centers, a Maryland educational, charitable corporation, for the benefit of ________ (name of ASTC 21st Century Fund, special purpose or endowment fund).
To make a specific bequest, please contact the ASTC Development Office for assistance.
Retirement Policies and 401(k)s
ASTC can be designated as a beneficiary of the remainder or a percentage of the remainder of your retirement policy.
You can use your life insurance policy to make a substantial gift to ASTC. Depending on the type of policy donated, U.S. taxpayers may receive an upfront income tax deduction, and any future premium payments may also be tax-deductible.
If you gift stocks or bonds you have owned for at least one year, U.S. taxpayers may be eligible for a deduction for the full mean market value of the security on the date that ASTC receives it.
If you do not pay taxes to the U.S.A., we encourage you to find out whether a gift to ASTC qualifies as a tax deduction in your country.
ASTC Development Office
Larry Hoffer, firstname.lastname@example.org