Types of Planned Giving

Bequest Contributions

A bequest involves providing a gift to TechnoServe in your will and is one of the simplest ways to support the organization’s future.

To leave a bequest to TechnoServe, please us the following language: “I give, devise, and bequeath [insert amount or name of gift] to TechnoServe (EIN 132626135) located at 1120 19th Street NW, 8th Floor, Washington, DC 20036.”


Charitable Gift Annuities

A charitable gift annuity contract with TechnoServe provides a guaranteed lifetime income for you and a tax deduction based on the estimated principal that will be left to TechnoServe.

One Life Rates
Age Rate
65 4.7%
66 4.8
67 4.8
68 4.9
69 5.0
70 5.1
71 5.3
72 5.4
73 5.5
74 5.7
75 5.8
76 6.0
77 6.2
78 6.4
79 6.6
80 6.8
81 7.0
82 7.2
83 7.4
84 7.6
85 7.8
86 8.0
87 8.2
88 8.4
89 8.7
90+ 9.0
Two Lives (Joint and Survivor) Sample Rates
Younger Age Older Age Rate
65 69-72 4.4%
70 72-74 4.7
72 75-76 4.9
74 77-78 5.1
75 79-81 5.3
76 80-81 5.4
77 82-83 5.6
78 82-83 5.7
79 83-84 5.9
80 83-84 6.0
81 86 6.3
82 85-86 6.4
83 86 6.6
84 89 7.0
85 88 7.1
86 88 7.3
87 89 7.5
88 90 7.9
89 91 8.2
90 92 8.5
All rates set by the American Council on Gift Annuities. Effective January 1, 2012. Please contact us for rates for other scenarios.

Charitable Remainder Trusts

With a charitable remainder trust, you or other named individuals can receive an income derived from your trust for life or a period not to exceed 20 years. After, the trust’s balance goes to TechnoServe and any other named charities.


Charitable Lead Trust

A charitable lead trust makes an annual payment to TechnoServe for a period of years, and then at the end of the term the remaining assets go to your children or other beneficiaries.


Retirement Plan Beneficiary Designation

Changing your beneficiary designation to include TechnoServe is as simple as filling out a beneficiary form from your plan provider. You may receive significant tax savings by naming a charity as a beneficiary of your retirement plan rather than a non-charity.