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Anonymous Donor Helps Mountain States Legal Foundation
Mountain States Legal Foundation owns its professional national headquarters thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor. Since 1977, MSLF rented office space, moving from place to place as rents escalated. In 2001, farsighted Directors dreamed of MSLF owning its headquarters. In December 2001, MSLF moved in; however, in late 2005, the final balloon payment of $425,000 loomed large.
A long-time supporter, who admires MSLF's courage in taking on constitutional battles, stepped forward and paid off the mortgage! Now MSLF owns its headquarters, free and clear, and is able to devote more of its supporters' contributions to the litigation that has made it famous. Plus, MSLF has a home far, far into the future.
You can help ensure MSLF's future with scores of planned giving tools, outlined here and available by snail or e-mail. MSLF is eager to discuss your planned giving needs whenever it is convenient for you. Of course, the most important step you can take is to write a will-today!
A charitable remainder trust provides you or other named individuals income each year for life or a period not exceeding 20 years from assets you give to the trust you create.
You fund this type of trust with cash or appreciated assets—and may qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction when you itemize. You can also make additional gifts; each one also qualifies for a tax deduction. The trust pays you, each year, a variable amount based on a fixed percentage of the fair market value of the trust assets. When the trust terminates, the remaining principal goes to MSLF as a lump sum.
You fund this trust with cash or appreciated assets—and may qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction when you itemize. Each year the trust pays you or another named individual the same dollar amount you choose at the start. When the trust terminates, the remaining principal goes to MSLF as a lump sum.