Planned Giving

The King’s Court – Cate’s Legacy Society

 

Planned giving means making a deferred gift – informing us that you have or intend to remember the School in your estate plans. So, planned gifts are established now, but not realized by the School until death – a long way down the road. Joining the King’s Court means letting us know that the School is in your estate plans. Joining is the expression of an intention, not a legally binding commitment; we understand that plans change over time as circumstances and family needs change. Thoughtfully constructed planned gifts can help you meet personal planning goals while making a meaningful contribution to Cate. You do not need an estate attorney or financial planner to join the Kings Court, though you will need one to create an estate plan.

Contact me to discuss the King’s Court and estate planning.

Chris Giles, Director of Major Gifts and Planned Giving

805-684-8409 extension 237 or chris_giles@cate.org

Baret Bertea Walker ’84 – Cate really made a difference in my life and I want to honor that fact.

Eric Taylor ’80 — Cate is very special place; joining the King’s Court was an easy way to help keep the good work at Cate going.

Lisa Stanson ’92 — Cate feels like a big family to me.

Nelson Jones ’48 – Introduces The King’s Court

Janet (Jenny) Jones – Cate is part of my family.

Kevin O’Connor – Make sure your estate goes to people and causes Important to you.
King’s Court from Cate School on Vimeo.

Burgess Peck ’90 – My dream is that Cate will be ‘need blind.’

Stan Cochran ’51 – Make it simple for your heirs and do a good turn for Cate.

John Hamilton ’59 – I can do the best job of allocating my resources now.

David Horowitz – Keep it Simple!

Bill New ’59 — You Don’t Have to be Old to be in the King’s Court

Rick Baum ’64 — Develop an estate plan that will benefit your family and Cate.

Steve Giusto ’80 — Each year that goes by I recognize more fully the gift that Cate was for me.

Dr. Sanderson M. Smith P’83 and ’90, Faculty 1964-2004 — Planning is important!

 

Sanderson Smith, Cate math faculty for 40 years, explains why a living trust
Contrary to common belief, a living trust is not a concept that benefits only the wealthy. It can, in fact, be of tremendous benefit to those with modest estates. My very recent experience is evidence of this. More

Why the Gail and Ed Miller Family Decide on Cate as an IRA Beneficiary
When Dr. and Mrs. Edward Miller of Las Vegas Nevada sent their son, Andy ’87, and daughter, Liza ’90, to the Mesa, they did not realize the lasting impact Cate would have on all of their lives. Recently, Ed and Gail designated Cate a beneficiary in their IRA. Here all the members of the Miller family describe their reasons for supporting Cate. More

Bargain Sale — Good for Me, Good for Cate
In 1982, my wife Jo and I purchased what was then known as the “Hales Ranch” on Lillingston Canyon in Carpinteria. More

4 to 1 Leverage Make Cate the Choice as Our IRA Beneficiary
I wanted to take this opportunity to tell you how impressed I am with the stewardship at Cate School going into our 100-year celebration, the Centennial. More

Doing Well By Doing Good — A Letter From Bob Kirby on CRTs
Several years ago I found myself in the position of holding a very low cost security that was subject to a call at the current market price by another party. I was certain that the security would be called and therefore faced the prospect of having the value of the asset reduced by about 25% due to federal and state capital gains taxes. More

Updated 6/30/16

Overview and Sample Language

There are many tools estate planners can use to maximize benefits for you, your family, and charities that you support. As of this writing, 12/13/16, the landscaping is changing – see the Planned Giving News section and check back for updates soon.

Bequest Language – the easiest way

A charitable bequest is one or two sentences in your will or living trust that leaves Cate School a thing, an amount of money, a percentage of your estate, or a gift contingent upon certain events.

Specific Bequest to Cate School

A specific bequest gives a specific item or specific piece of property to Cate School. Such bequests are fulfilled first, before cash and residuary bequests. If the donor disposes of the specified property during his or her lifetime, there will be no bequest to Cate School.

“I give ________________ (describe asset) to Cate School, a California non-profit corporation (tax ID Number: #95-164430), 1960 Cate Mesa Road, Carpinteria, CA 93013, to further the objectives and purposes of Cate.”

Cash Bequest to Cate School

A cash bequest provides Cate School with a specified sum of money from a donor’s estate. These bequests are fulfilled second, after specific and before residuary bequests.

“I give _____ Dollars ($_____) to Cate School, a California non-profit corporation (tax ID Number: #95-164430), 1960 Cate Mesa Road, Carpinteria, CA 93013 to further the objectives and purposes of Cate.”

Residuary Bequest to Cate School

A residuary bequest is made from the residue, or what remains in a donor’s estate after specific and cash bequests, taxes, settlement costs and debts are satisfied. This type of bequest is sensitive to changes in the size of the estate over time.

“I give the residue (or _____ percent of the residue) of my estate to Cate School, a California non-profit corporation (tax ID Number: #95-164430), 1960 Cate Mesa Road, Carpinteria, CA 93013, to further the objectives and purposes of Cate.”