Charitable gift annuity (CGA) is a contract between you and either Lighthouse International or Jewish Guild for the Blind, affiliated organizations of Lighthouse Guild. You make an irrevocable gift of cash, securities, or other property to Lighthouse Guild. In exchange, Lighthouse International or Jewish Guild for the Blind pays you a fixed amount each year for the rest of your life. The lifetime annuity rate is determined by the age(s) of the named annuitant(s) at the time payments begin. When your gift annuity ends, its remaining principal passes to Lighthouse International or Jewish Guild for the Blind.

Additional Benefits of a Charitable Gift Annuity

  • A portion of annuity payments are tax free
  • You receive an immediate income tax reduction
  • Capital gains taxes are deferred

Our Current Annuity Rates

Age of AnnuitantPayout Rate
90+8.6%
857.6%
806.5%
755.4%
704.7%
654.2%
603.9%

Special rates apply for two-life annuities. The minimum gift to establish a charitable gift annuity is $10,000.
An annuitant must be at least 60 years old when payments begin.

NY rates change quarterly and often are lower than the standard rates we offer.   NY donors should contact us to determine their current rate.

How It Works

  1. You make an irrevocable gift of cash, securities, or other property to Lighthouse International or Jewish Guild for the Blind.
  2. In exchange, Lighthouse International or Jewish Guild for the Blind will pay you a fixed amount each year for the rest of your life.
  3. When your gift annuity ends, its remaining principal passes to Lighthouse International or Jewish Guild for the Blind.

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