Leave a Legacy

Give a Lasting Gift to Help Children Heal from Abuse and Trauma

Planned Giving – Leaving a Legacy

Make a gift in your will or estate

You can support the mission of the Carousel Center as part of your estate plan. A planned gift is a thoughtful way to put your assets to good use after you and your loved ones no longer need them. It’s a gift that will help Cape Fear region children and families achieve healthy futures for generations to come.

Remembering The Carousel Center in your will, trust, or insurance plans provides a lasting legacy to ensure that the services of the Carousel Center are there for years to come. Your gift helps ensure that the Carousel Center will continue to provide healing, promote justice, and foster resilience in children victimized by physical or sexual abuse and to improve our community through education, prevention and advocacy in Brunswick, New Hanover and Pender counties. Learn more about what we do.  You can join The Carousel Center Legacy Society by making a formal provision for The Carousel Center’s future in your long-term giving plans.

Leave a Legacy can be done in many ways, some rather uncommon — see the list below. The most common means are by a simple bequest in your will, trust, or general estate plans. Insurance plans are also a frequent option, with the Carousel Center as a beneficiary. You could even qualify for a tax deduction if a payment to the Carousel Center is designated to purchase such insurance.  By making a Legacy gift, you will have the satisfaction of knowing that children victimized by physical or sexual abuse will have a place to tell their story, to receive healing services, and justice, for generations to come.

Because such gifts are such a personal matter, we suggest two things:

  • Contact Laurie Taylor at 910-254-9898 or email her at laurie.taylor@carouselcenter.org  to set up a time to talk about the lasting impact of your gift.
  • Talk with your financial adviser, attorney or estate specialist about making a Legacy gift to The Carousel Center through your estate.

Below are Five Easy Ways to Leave a Legacy Gift to the Carousel Center

Wills & Trusts – A gift by will or trust is the most frequently used method to make a deferred gift to a charity.

How to make this gift: Ask your attorney to insert the following language into your will:

“I give, devise and bequeath to the Carousel Center Inc., EIN# 56-2098739, a qualified 501-c-3 charitable organization, __% of my residual estate [or a specific $ amount].” 

(Note: When including a bequest or provision in your will, always use the organization’s full legal name and provide its federal taxpayer identification number [EIN].)

Retirement accounts left to your children may incur heavy income taxes, but are tax-free to charity. Designate the Carousel Center as a beneficiary of your retirement account. This is a simple, affordable way to support the Carousel Center’s mission.

How to make this gift: To make a planned gift of retirement assets, you must make the Carousel Center a beneficiary of the retirement account. This can usually be done by a change of beneficiary form from the administrator of the plan. You may choose any percentage to gift to TCC. Our legal name is the Carousel Center Inc., and our tax ID number is 56-2098739.

Gifts of Appreciated Stock – the Carousel Center can accept gifts of most appreciated securities. Please contact Laurie Taylor, Development Manager, for account and transfer information. Email: laurie.taylor@carouselcenter.org, Phone: 910.254.9898.

You can also name Carousel Center as the owner and beneficiary of a life insurance policy. You will receive an immediate tax deduction, which is usually approximately equal to the policy’s cash surrender value, and your premium payments are also deductible.

How to make this gift: Consult your attorney or financial advisor to determine if this is an appropriate gift for you.

One of the most overlooked gift forms is real estate. A gift of land, a house, a vacation home is a perfect gift. Your future gift will impact generations of children.  Leave The Carousel Center your home, land, vacation house, in your will/estate plans and at your death, The Carousel Center will convert your property into cash to support the goals of the campaign.

Real Estate with Life Tenancy: Receive a substantial income tax deduction by giving (deeding) your home or farm to The Carousel Center now. You continue to live there, maintain the property as usual, and even receive any income it generates. At your death, The Carousel Center will convert your property into cash to support the goals of the campaign.

Leave a Legacy make a gift in your will or estate

Thank you for your support of the Carousel Center. If you have questions about contributions, please contact
Laurie Taylor, Development Manager, at laurie.taylor@carouselcenter.org or by phone 910.254.9898.