Planned Giving

Gifts that pay you income

Planned giving options allow you to support the causes you love while also provide for your and your loved ones’ future. Each plan presents distinct advantages, depending on your circumstances and goals.



More Ways to Give to Southwestern Seminary

Gifts from your will, trust (bequests),
or retirement plan

Charitable gift annuity

In exchange for a gift of cash or appreciated assets, you can receive fixed payments for life.

Deferred gift annuity

Provides fixed payments to you and/or another beneficiary for life in exchange for your gift of cash or securities.

Charitable lead trust, charitable remainder unitrust, & charitable remainder annuity trust

A charitable lead trust (CLT) is a gift of cash or other property to an irrevocable trust. SWBTS receives an income stream from the trust for a term of years. Depending on how the trust is structured, the donor enjoys a current income, gift, or estate tax deduction on the donated assets.

A charitable remainder annuity trust (CRAT) distributes a fixed amount as an annuity each year.

A charitable remainder unitrust (CRUT) distributes a fixed percentage of the value of the trust, which is recalculated annually.

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Office of Institutional Advancement
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
P.O. Box 22500
Fort Worth, Texas 76122