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James Lloyd Breck Society Members

Anonymous (3)
Lee R. ’57 and Penny Anderson
Jill E. and William G. Bartel #
Bea Baumgardner #
Bruce and Lisa Blazar
Paul ’69 and Mary Cederberg
Susan F. and Albert J. Colianni, Jr. #
James E. Comer ’40 ˚
Charles M. Converse ’49
Kristi K. Cousineau
Katherine D. Doerr #
Beverley and Fletcher Driscoll ’51
Susan Eder
Julie Elam
Rolf and Nancy Engh
Mark B. Evenstad ’87 #
Michelle Ewald
Frank T. Fifield ˚
Clarence G. Frame ˚
Lois and James Fruen
Shannah R. and Douglas D. Gillespie #
Bryce T. Gillespie ’98 #
Myra and Roger Greenberg ’50
Warren and Patricia ˚ Hall
John and Alice Harrison ˚
Ruth and Paul Hauge ’50 #
Richard A. Hegener ’62
Stephen A. Helland ’66 #
Gale and C. Carroll Hicks ’47 ˚
Tom and Kim Hoffman
Bruce E. Jacobson ’66 #
Thomas R. Johansson ’86
Chelen H. Johnson
George R. A. Johnson ’59 #
Brenda Kallstrom ˚
Hamilton and Mildred Kellogg ˚
Warren Kelly and Chelle Stoner #
Paul and Michelle Koch
Joyce McCann #
Sarah Meeks ’84
Kendrick B. Melrose #
Sara and Bruce Monick #
Kim and Stafford Nelson
Ann K. Newhall ˚ and Richard C. Schleuss
Jeffrey Perry ’66
Jody and Octavio Portu, Jr. #
Lucinda Pratt #
The Rt. Rev. Brian N. Prior and Staci Prior
Thomas Rash III ’88
Karyl A. and Byron A. Rice #
Hugh H. Roberts ’69
Marilyn and William C. Ryerse ’47 #
Susan and Michael Seeland #
Andrea Kmetz-Sheehy and Robert J. Sheehy
Anne Larsen Simonson #
Jeffrey C. and Helene Z. Slocum #
Julie and Patrick Spangler
John M. and Deta Stafford #
Ervin Stockwell III ˚
Linda Tapsak and David Pote
Gerald and Margaret “Peg” Wellik ˚
Jerry Wells #
Rev. Stephen S. Wlosinski and Rev. Cindy Peterson-Wlosinski
Dina R. Wolkoff ’84
Suzie Woodrich ’73 and David Knoblauch
Brooke and Brett G. Wyard ’88
Lew and Nicki Zeidner #

˚ Deceased
# Founding Member

A charitable bequest is one or two sentences in your will or living trust that leave to Breck School a specific item, an amount of money, a gift contingent upon certain events or a percentage of your estate.

an individual or organization designated to receive benefits or funds under a will or other contract, such as an insurance policy, trust or retirement plan

"I give [the sum, percentage, or description of property] to Breck School, Golden Valley, Minnesota, to be used ['where it is needed most', or 'for the endowment', or 'for the ____ program endowment', or 'according to my written instructions on file with Breck School']."

able to be changed or cancelled

A revocable living trust is set up during your lifetime and can be revoked at any time before death. They allow assets held in the trust to pass directly to beneficiaries without probate court proceedings and can also reduce federal estate taxes.

cannot be changed or cancelled

tax on gifts generally paid by the person making the gift rather than the recipient

the original value of an asset, such as stock, before its appreciation or depreciation

the growth in value of an asset like stock or real estate since the original purchase

the price a willing buyer and willing seller can agree on

The person receiving the gift annuity payments.

the part of an estate left after debts, taxes and specific bequests have been paid

a written and properly witnessed legal change to a will

the person named in a will to manage the estate, collect the property, pay any debt, and distribute property according to the will

A donor advised fund is an account that you set up but which is managed by a nonprofit organization. You contribute to the account, which grows tax-free. You can recommend how much (and how often) you want to distribute money from that fund to Breck School or other charities. You cannot direct the gifts.

An endowed gift can create a new endowment or add to an existing endowment. The principal of the endowment is invested and a portion of the principal’s earnings are used each year to support our mission.

Tax on the growth in value of an asset—such as real estate or stock—since its original purchase.

Securities, real estate, or any other property having a fair market value greater than its original purchase price.

Real estate can be a personal residence, vacation home, timeshare property, farm, commercial property or undeveloped land.

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 give assets to a trust that pays our organization set payments for a number of years, which you choose. The longer the length of time, the better the gift tax savings to you. When the term is up, the remaining trust assets go to you, your family or other beneficiaries you select. This is an excellent way to transfer property to family members at a minimal cost.

You fund this type of trust with cash or appreciated assets—and receive an immediate federal income tax charitable deduction. 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 Breck School as a lump sum.

You fund this trust with cash or appreciated assets—and receive an immediate federal income tax charitable deduction. 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 Breck School as a lump sum.

A beneficiary designation clearly identifies how specific assets will be distributed after your death.

A charitable gift annuity involves a simple contract between you and Breck School where you agree to make a gift to Breck School and we, in return, agree to pay you (and someone else, if you choose) a fixed amount each year for the rest of your life.

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