Planned Giving

Leave a Legacy of Learning

Commitment today.
Completion tomorrow.  

Planned giving allows you to continue a lifetime of support for a charity you believe in. When you make a financial contribution to Early Connections Learning Centers, you’re not just giving a gift—you’re making an investment in our community’s children–our future. Different gifts may benefit you in different ways. These are simply an overview of your options, and are not intended to constitute tax, accounting or legal advice.  We advise you to consult your financial advisor on the perfect plan that meets your financial needs and fulfills your charitable interests:

 Gifts Through Your Will – Remembering Early Connections in your will can help you reduce estate taxes and ensure the life changing work you care about will always continue.

 Gifts Outside Your Will – Help our mission even faster by making a gift that avoids probate. Just name Early Connections as beneficiary on appreciated securities, retirement plans, insurance policies or real estate.

 Gifts That Pay You Back for Life – Receive payments back for your lifetime, save on your current income taxes, and possibly reduce or eliminate estate tax and probate expenses when you make a gift to Early Connections.

 Note: For all planned gifts, please be sure to use our legal name and address in your estate plan:
Colorado Springs Child Nursery Centers, Inc. (EIN 84-0632406)
104 E. Rio Grande Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

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To make an estate gift to Early Connections Learning Centers, request your attorney to draft a statement in a will that conveys your desire to contribute in one of the following ways. Sample language is provided below.

Give the Entire Residue of Your Estate
I give the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate, after the payment of all expenses, taxes, and debts, to Colorado Springs Child Nursery Centers, Inc., presently located at 104 E. Rio Grande, Colorado Springs, CO 80903.

Give a Fraction of Your Estate
I give Colorado Springs Child Nursery Centers, Inc. _____ % (fraction spelled out) of the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate, after payment of all specified bequests, expenses, taxes, and debts, to Colorado Springs Child Nursery Centers, Inc., presently located at 104 E. Rio Grande, Colorado Springs, CO 80903.

Give a Specific Amount
I give $ _____ (number spelled out) to Colorado Springs Child Nursery Centers, Inc., presently located at 104 E. Rio Grande, Colorado Springs, CO 80903.

Give a Contingent Amount
If none of the persons I have identified above as beneficiaries of my estate survive me, I give the rest, residue, and remainder to Colorado Springs Child Nursery Centers, Inc., presently located at 104 E. Rio Grande, Colorado Springs, CO 80903.

A life insurance policy is another asset with which you can help Early Connections Learning Centers continue to provide high quality, comprehensive early childhood care and education for all children.

Name Early Connections Learning Centers as a Beneficiary
To name Early Connections as the beneficiary of the total or a fraction of your life insurance policy:

  • Total Amount: Name Colorado Springs Child Nursery Centers, Inc., presently located at 104 E. Rio Grande, Colorado Springs, CO 80903 as the beneficiary of 100% (one hundred percent) of the proceeds of the policy.
  • Fractional Amount: Name Colorado Springs Child Nursery Centers, Inc. presently located at 104 E. Rio Grande, Colorado Springs, CO 80903 as the beneficiary of _____ % (percentage spelled out) of the proceeds of the policy.

Gift the Insurance Policy Today
If the policy is a paid-up policy and there are no loans, liens, or debts against it, consider giving it to Early Connections Learning Centers. Discuss this first with your legal and financial advisors, then call Early Connections’ Development Director Rebekah Gans at 719-381-4803.

Qualified employee benefit plans accumulate tax free during your lifetime. At death, they are subject to tax.

  • 100 percent of the account balance is included in the taxable estate of the decedent.
  • Any taxable beneficiary who receives a distribution from an IRA, 401(k), or 403(b) as a result of the death of the owner must pay income tax on the entire amount received.
  • Some plans could be taxed as much as 85% as a result of these taxes.

Early Connections Learning Centers is a qualified 501(c)3 organization, a nonprofit. A gift of plan proceeds exempts them from taxes.

  • The beneficiary designation to the qualified charity frees your gift from subjection to estate tax.
  • As a nonprofit, Early Connections Learning Centers is not subject to income tax.

To name Early Connections Learning Centers as your qualified plan beneficiary:

  • Total Amount: Give 100% (one hundred percent) to Colorado Springs Child Nursery Centers, Inc., presently located at 104 E. Rio Grande, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
  • Fractional Beneficiary: Give _____ % (percentage spelled out) to Colorado Springs Child Nursery Centers, Inc., presently located at 104 E. Rio Grande, Colorado Springs, CO 80903.

These are simply an overview of your options, and are not intended to constitute tax, accounting or legal advice. Donors should consult professional advisors regarding a planned gift.

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