Charitable Gift Annuity
(A Benefit of Aging)

How it works

You transfer cash or securities to American Red Cross.

American Red Cross pays you, or up to two annuitants you name, fixed payments for life.

The principal passes to American Red Cross when the contract ends.


  • You receive an immediate income tax deduction for a portion of your gift.
  • Your annuity payments are guaranteed for life, backed by a reserve and the assets of American Red Cross.
  • Your annuity payments may be treated as part ordinary income, part capital gains income (15%), and part tax-free income, depending on the assets used to fund the annuity.
  • You can have the satisfaction of making a significant gift that benefits you now and American Red Cross later.

For more information

Email us, complete the personal illustration form, or call us at so that we can assist you through every step of the process.