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Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Foundation
April 6, 2012

My clients wanted to provide their children with monthly cash that they could rely on for their respective lives. After discussing the use of trusts, including charitable remainder trusts, they decided that Charitable Gift Annuities for each of their children with the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Foundation was the answer. It provides certainty (each child will receive the same amount on the same day of each month), security (the Foundation is substantial enough to make the payments it agreed to make), and simplicity (no investment plans to review). Even more important, it will provide an eventual benefit to the charity they have come to love: the Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park. The fact that there were tax benefits to both the donors and their children was just a bonus.

Dirk Hoffius


Varnum
333 Bridge Street NW
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49504

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Definitely

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Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Board Member