There are many different charitable trusts. Each one is tailored to fit your objectives, whether to provide income now, to provide a legacy for your grandchildren, or to support the National Shrine of St. Jude/Claretians. Whatever your long-term goals, a trust may be the answer. A charitable trust provides you with lifetime income and a charitable income tax deduction. As the creator of the trust, you select the payout rate and the trustee. If the trust is established with appreciated property, the related capital gains tax is avoided. When a trust is created, the assets placed in the trust are removed from your estate and are not subject to estate taxes. A trust can provide an immediate income stream to the National Shrine of St. Jude/Claretians or the remainder of the trust may be distributed to the National Shrine of St. Jude/Claretians when the term of the trust is realized. Please consult your financial advisor when considering whether a charitable trust is right for you.