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The ABE Charitable Gift Fund: Charitable Giving for Lawyers by Lawyers

In addition to giving back to the legal profession through the unique charitable giving feature in all of the ABE-sponsored insurance plans, the American Bar Endowment makes it easy for ABA members to support the charities they care about most through the ABE Charitable Gift Fund (CGF). Created by attorneys for attorneys, the ABE Charitable Gift Fund offers unsurpassed tax advantages for lawyers, including:

  • Federal income tax deductions up to 50 percent of your adjusted gross income for cash gifts
  • No capital gains taxes
  • An immediate charitable tax deduction up to the current market value of the donation

In addition, an ABE Charitable Gift account is not subject to excise taxes on its investment income. And, when you open an ABE Charitable Gift account, you enjoy virtually no paperwork and few of the burdensome expenses associated with private foundations.

Learn more about the ABE Charitable Gift Fund by exploring the information provided here,or contacting your ABE Personal Representative, at 800-621-8981 ext. 6408, to discuss your specific needs and charitable giving goals.

"Philanthropy is very important to me and my family. The ABE offers a great vehicle for managing charitable giving called the Charitable Gift Fund (CGF). The CGF allows ABA Members to make a donation for which they receive an immediate tax deduction. When convenient, donors can then recommend donations to other charitable organizations of his or her choosing. ABE handles all the paperwork, so philanthropy becomes what it should be - easy!"

I. S. Leevy Johnson
ABA Member/ABE Director
ABE member since 1968

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