Planned Giving

A planned gift to the Talcott Mountain Science Center opens the door of wonder and unlocks limitless potential for our students. A planned gift today provides future income to our organization while also offering economic benefits to you and your estate planning. It can be a meaningful way to leave a legacy in your name and may also provide the benefits of increased income, provisions for loved ones, tax benefit and preservation of assets. For more information on how you can work with Talcott on your planned gift, contact Jonathan Craig at 860-677-8571.



Participation in Talcott’s Annuity Program provides you or a loved one with a guaranteed income as well as tax benefits, allowing for the remaining balance at end of contract/trust termination to pass to Talcott. Options include:

  • Charitable Gift Annuity Program    
  • Charitable Remainder Annuity Trust  
  • Charitable Remainder Unitrust
  • Deferred Gift Annuity
  • Bequests (Will or Trust)

Including a bequest to Talcott in your will or trust allows you to remain in control of your assets during your lifetime, while minimizing estate taxes after you pass.  Currently, there is no ceiling on the estate tax deduction for your charitable bequest. 



Transferring ownership to Talcott of paid-in-full life insurance policies that are no longer necessary to your family or business provides for a reduction of income tax. Alternatively, name Talcott as beneficiary to your policy and gain estate tax benefits.   



Transferring title to your home, vacation property, or farm to Talcott and continuing to live in the property for life or a specified period of time allows you to gift a significant asset and receive an income tax deduction for the value of your property, while preserving the asset.  



Designating Talcott as beneficiary to all, or part of your 401K, SEP or other qualified retirement plan preserves the asset, as it would not subject to estate tax. 



Transferring long term assets directly to Talcott allows you to take an immediate deduction against income (transfer date fair market value of asset) without paying long term capital gains tax at the time the asset is ultimately sold by Talcott.  



Selling your long term holding for a capital loss to donate the proceeds to Talcott provides for a tax deduction for the proceeds gifted to Talcott. 



Establishing a Charitable Lead Trust with assets in your portfolio provides fixed annual income to Talcott while reducing estate and inheritance taxes. Asset appreciation accrues tax-free to the individuals names in your trust. 


The material presented on this website is not offered as legal or tax advice. Please contact your attorney, estate planner or financial advisors for additional details.