Charitable Lead Trust

A charitable lead trust enables you to make a substantial gift to Memphis Athletics over a period of years. These trusts, usually funded with income-producing assets that are expected to appreciate, pay an income to Memphis Athletics. At the end of the term, the assets can either revert back to you or be passed on to those you designate, typically your children or grandchildren.

  • Many people are more concerned about preserving their estates for their children than they are about increased income or current income tax savings. They choose a lead trust as a means of sheltering their estate from taxes, while providing a gift to Memphis Athletics.
  • Of all the charitable vehicles available to you, the charitable lead trust is among the most complex. When considering a charitable lead trust in your estate or income tax planning, we encourage you to consult your tax and legal advisers.