Gifts of Life Insurance
(A Gift of Buried Treasure)



How it works

You transfer ownership of a paid-up life insurance policy to American Red Cross.

American Red Cross elects to cash in the policy now or to keep the policy and receive the death benefit later.

Benefits

  • You receive gift credit and an immediate income tax deduction for the cash surrender value of the policy.
  • In some cases, you can use the cash value in your policy to fund a life-income gift, such as a deferred gift annuity.
  • You can have the satisfaction of making a significant gift now to American Red Cross without adversely affecting your cash flow.

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.