Charitable Gift Annuities

A Charitable Gift Annuity (CGA) supports your favorite nonprofit organization and provides a lifetime of income too! PCF is licensed to offer charitable gift annuities to benefit both PCF and other local nonprofit organizations, including the Pasadena Humane Society, A Noise Within, Five Acres, and many more.

“A CGA is an arrangement between a donor and a nonprofit organization in which the donor receives a regular payment for life based on the value of assets transferred to the organization. After the donor’s death, the assets are retained by the organization.”

Alan & Sheila Lamson

In 2019, PCF donors Sheila and Alan Lamson made a gift of real estate to PCF to fund a CGA. Click here to read more about how they replaced monthly rental income from their property with a CGA payment, and received a generous tax deduction for their gift.

To read a short article on CGAs featuring donor Sandy Greenstein and Pasadena Senior Center, click here.

To view PCF’s information sheet on the CGA process, click here.

For more information or to apply please contact CFO Mariver Copeland at (626) 796-2097 ext. 6 or

Is a CGA for You?

If you prefer to continue to receive income from your charitable asset but would also like to make a major planned gift to your favorite nonprofit organization while you are still living, a CGA may be the right charitable vehicle for you. For example:

  • If the donor has funds in CDs or other accounts that are earning little to no return (or a property that is not generating sufficient income);
  • If the donor is looking for a secure source of income (PCF’s strong financial position and reinsurance ensures that the donor will be paid on time and in full);
  • If the donor has appreciated stock that would incur a capital gains tax liability if liquidated;
  • Possibly tax savings on Social Security benefits (the annuity is a tax-free return of principal, not income);
  • Other potential tax advantages (please speak with your tax advisor).

With a minimum gift of $20,000* you will receive a fixed annual annuity payment AND a tax deduction depending on your age (must be 65 or older):

Age          Rate                  Age         Rate

 65           5.1%                     80           7.3%

 70           5.6%                     85           8.3%

 75           6.2%                     90+        9.5%

*Minimum gift and age eligibility require evaluation of impact to charitable beneficiary. PCF will advise once application is made.

To receive a quote or begin the application process, please download the application here, complete it, and return via email or mail to Mariver Copeland at or 301 E. Colorado Blvd., Suite 810, Pasadena, CA 91101.

You are not committed until you meet with PCF and write a check.


PCF provides Charitable Gift Annuities on behalf of the following local nonprofit organizations for the benefit of their donors. 

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