Commercial Annuities

A Smart Way to Leave a Gift to Glaucoma Research Foundation

Like retirement plan assets, commercial annuities provide for tax-deferred growth while the owner is living. Because distributions from commercial annuities are subject to income taxes, they are often considered among the best assets to leave to charity. Due to our tax-exempt status, Glaucoma Research Foundation can receive your commercial annuity completely tax-free. The best way to give a commercial annuity in support of our work after your lifetime is to name us as beneficiary.

Making this gift is as simple as updating your beneficiary form with your bank or insurance company. You can designate us as the primary beneficiary for a percentage or specific amount. You can also make us the contingent beneficiary so that we will receive the balance of your policy only if your primary beneficiary does not survive you.

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Next Steps

  1. Contact Nancy Graydon at 415-986-3162 ext. 231 or for additional information on commercial annuities.
  2. Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
  3. If you include Glaucoma Research Foundation in your plans, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.

Legal name: Glaucoma Research Foundation
Address: 251 Post Street, Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94108
Federal tax ID number: 94-2495035