Charitable Giving in Camden, New Jersey

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In Camden, New Jersey, charitable giving is when a person transfers something to an organization or individual, without consideration (getting something directly in return). This is for the purpose of advancing some type of cause, helping people in need, or any other altruistic motive.

The easiest way to make a charitable gift is to just give the money or property directly to the organization you want to help.

What if, on the other hand, a donor wishes to give everything they own (or a substantial chunk of everything they own) to a charity? This is quite generous, of course, but it's rarely possible during life, considering the expenses and obligations we all have. On the other hand, most people don't think they'll be needing their money after they die. Knowing this, many arrangements have been created authorizing a person to have as much of their money as they want transferred to a charity of their choice after their death.

If you decide to make a sizable donation to a charity that will not directly occur until after your death, the easiest (and most normally-used) method is to simply leave the desired amount of money or property to the charitable organization in your will.

Charitable Trusts in Camden, New Jersey

Legal arrangements identified as "charitable trusts" are also used to give large amounts of money to charity. It can be used to make the gift immediately, or it can be set to take effect after the donor's death.

While the money, for a time at least, is still technically owned by the donor, it is possessed and controlled by the charity, which acts as a trustee. The trustee is then able to use the money for the charitable purposes which have been laid out in the agreement that first appointed the trust.

The most prevalent type of charitable trust in Camden, New Jersey is a charitable remainder trust. Under this arrangement, you give a specific amount of money or property to a charity. The charity then invests this money, giving you or a named beneficiary a portion of the income generated from these investments for a set amount of time. Once this expires, the money that was initially invested goes to the charity, free and clear.

Most charitable donations are deductible from your state and federal taxable income. However, in order for your donations to count, the charity should be registered with the IRS and equivalent institution in .

Do I Need a Camden, New Jersey Attorney?

If you want to create a charitable trust, you should first talk with someone in charge of the charitable organization you wish to help. They will be able to assist you in setting up the trust, or advise you of their preferred method of donation. This will help you ensure that your donation is as effective in helping the charity as it can possibly be. It is also a good idea to speak with a Camden, New Jersey attorney, who can help iron out the more technical details.

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Life in Camden

Camden is located across the Delaware River from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Specifically, it is located in Camden County, New Jersey. It is the twelfth largest city in the state. Sadly, the city is well-known because three of its mayors were jailed for corruption.

Popular sites for tourists include the Adventure Aquarium, Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial, Campbell's Field, Harleigh Cemetery which is popular because it is included in the National Register of Historic Places.

Top employers include L-3 Communications (Lockheed Martin), Rutgers University-Camden, Susquehanna Bank, Cooper University Hospital, and the City of Camden. The legal force is also present in Camden because many attorneys have established practices there. Thus, the legal needs of residents will always be tended to.

Famous residents include Donovin Darius, George Hegamin, Richard "Groove" Holmes, Robert S. MacAlister, Jim Perry, Mike Rozier, John F. Starr, Dajuan Wagner, and Walt Whitman.

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