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Retained Life Estates


A gift of your unused retirement assets can benefit you and your family and support LWVCO far into the future. 

Gift features and benefits:

  • Preserve your lifetime use and control of your home or farm 
  • Receive an immediate income tax deduction
  • Remove a taxable asset from your estate
  • Experience the satisfaction of making a significant gift now that benefits LWVCO later 

How a life estate works:

  • You transfer the title to your residence, farm, or vacation home to The League of Women Voters of Colorado, reserving a life tenancy for yourself
  • A life estate may be retained for one or more lives (passed down through family) or it may be retained for a term of years
  • You are responsible for all routine expenses, maintenance fees, property taxes, repairs, etc 
  • Your gift will provide you with income tax benefits in the year of the gift as well as estate tax benefits
  • The property passes to LWVCO when your life estate ends