Cynthia Rosedale Legacy Society
Cynthia Rosedale, a 27-year employee of the Pasadena Senior Center, continues to make a meaningful impact on our mission because her estate provides for an annual gift to PSC in perpetuity. In 1992, Cynthia found her passion, when she brought the Senior Olympics program to Pasadena. For twenty-two years she ran that program, now known as the Pasadena Senior Games. She also established the Summer Concert Series for the Pasadena Senior Center community annually providing a variety of live music, every week during the summer months, for all to enjoy. A gift planned in her estate ensures that these programs will be funded each year in the future. More
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Tax-Free Sale

Tax-Free Sale
Howard and Lynn were both age 55 when they purchased some vacant land a few miles outside of town. They thought real estate would be a good investment that could be sold later for a profit.

Over the years, development from town has moved toward the property, and their land is now next to a large commercial store. Howard and Lynn rent the property to the commercial store, which uses the property for overflow parking.

Howard: The property had been a good investment. We owned it for over 15 years. The rental income had been enough the last few years to pay the property taxes, but we wanted to sell.

Lynn: We told our tax advisor that we were starting to think about selling the land. He told us that if we sold, we would have to pay capital gains tax. We were concerned about this until he explained how a charitable remainder unitrust could help us avoid the tax.

Howard: By transferring the land to the trust, we saved $36,000 in capital gains tax and received a charitable income tax deduction that reduced our income taxes by $18,000. That is over $54,000 in total tax savings! We were delighted with the tax benefits of the unitrust.

Lynn: The trust was able to sell the land and reinvest the sales proceeds. The trust pays us income from its investments. We had very little income from the land before, but now we receive nearly $12,000 from the trust each year! This increased income is one of my favorite parts of the trust plan.

Is a tax-free sale from a charitable remainder unitrust right for you?


If you own highly appreciated property, such as real estate or stocks, you could benefit from a charitable remainder unitrust. The trust will help you bypass capital gains, will provide you with a charitable income tax deduction in the year of the gift and could increase your income.

*Please note: The names and image above are representative of a typical donor and may or may not be an actual donor to our organization. Since your unitrust benefits may be different, you may want to click here to view a color example of your benefits.


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