Planned Giving

“We are doing our part to leave a legacy to the hunting tradition we love by including SCIF in our estate plan.”

Byron and Sandra Sadler, SCI Foundation Supporters



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Planned Giving

By Bob Benson, SCIF Executive Director

What is a “Planned Gift?”  Simply put–it’s a gift that requires some forethought and planning—most often made during your estate planning process with your financial adviser.


There are a wide array of Planned Gifts. The ones we most frequently think of are leaving a charity like SCI Foundation in one’s Will as a beneficiary of assets—referred to as “Bequest.” Yet there are a host of options available to you if you want to give back and leave a legacy for the mission you love and champion.


Some, like Donor Advised Funds, Charitable Lead Trusts and Charitable Gift Annuities are invoked during your lifetime. Whereas others like Bequests, Charitable Remainder Trusts and Life Insurance Beneficiaries are felt after ones passing.
But there is no mistake that whatever the option – each planned gift has an impact. A wonderful positive impact for a charity’s mission programs and personal legacy impact for the donor. In fact these gifts are critical to a group’s success and in turn often provide tax-wise solutions to the donor.


Many of us want to help in a meaningful way and give back—to help “move the needle forward” for wildlife conservation, education, or humanitarian service projects. By providing a Planned Gift to SCI Foundation you can do just that! And by adding your planned gift to a SCIF Gift Intent Form—you are welcomed into our “Heritage Society” of other donors who have done the same.

SCI Foundation accepts most planned gifts and would be delighted to discuss your long-term philanthropic goals.  Please reach out today I’d welcome the opportunity to have a conversation—feel free to contact me at or at (512) 655-2191.