Clara Futura: Bright Futures For Years To Come

Making a planned gift is a unique way for you ensure the organizations that matter most in your life can continue fulfilling their missions both now and in the future. A gift to Children’s TherAplay Clara Futura (Bright Futures) Society promises children – and their families—with special needs the opportunity for their own bright futures for many years to come. 

Regardless of your income level, you can make a meaningful contribution to Children’s TherAplay by planning a donation. Planned or deferred gifts help donors enhance their estate planning, tax planning, investment objectives and retirement needs while also helping to ensure the sustainability of the Children’s TherAplay mission. 

The Clara Futura Society ensures the sustainability of our mission, improves access to our services for families of diverse backgrounds and allows us to attract and retain high quality talent to help us carry out our mission for many years to come. 

To learn more about Planned Giving, contact:

Kathy Pelletier, Executive Director | 

  • Ways To Give

    Ways To Give

    There are many ways to make a meaningful, lasting impact on Children's TherAplay for many years to come. For more information on any of the options below, please contact Kathy Pelletier, Executive Director. 

    If you choose to include The Children’s TherAplay Foundation, Inc. in your estate plans, please use our legal name and Federal Tax ID Number:
    Name: The Children’s TherAplay Foundation, Inc. 
    Address: 9919 Towne Road Carmel, IN 46032
    Federal Tax ID Number: 35-2121568

    Cash Gift: A cash gift by cash, check or credit card will allow you to have an instant impact on the needs of our mission. This gift will also provide a federal income tax charitable deduction when you itemize.

    Gift of Appreciated Securities: Publicly traded securities held for more than one year – such as stocks, bonds, exchange-traded funds (ETFs), and mutual funds – are the non-cash assets most frequently donated to charities. Why? Because they are most easily transferred to charities. Some tax benefits include federal deductions and you potentially eliminate the capital gains tax you would incur if you sold the stocks yourself. Please contact your investment advisor or your tax advisor for more details. 

    Donor Advised Fund: Tax-effective, convenient, and flexible. A donor-advised fund (DAF) is a charitable giving account designed exclusively to invest, grow, and give assets to charities for meaningful and lasting impact. Here is how it works: You donate assets into a DAF and recommend how those assets should be invested. Your contribution is tax-deductible and the assets in the DAF grow tax-free. When you're ready, recommend a grant to a charity you care about, and your fund manager takes care of the rest. Some people call it a giving vehicle. Others call it a philanthropic fund. In short, it is the most convenient, tax-efficient way to give back.

    Gift in Your Will or Living Trust: You can make a gift by naming The Children’s TherAplay Foundation, Inc. as the beneficiary of your retirement funds held in your IRA, 401(k), or 403(b). This is a simple and effective way, and tax advantageous, to create your legacy since it will not be subject to either estate or income taxes, as it would be if left to anyone but a spouse. 

    Charitable Gift Annuity: A charitable gift annuity lets you receive guaranteed income for life and an immediate charitable income tax deduction, as well as supporting charitable organizations meaningful to you. By making an irrevocable gift to The Children’s TherAplay Foundation, Inc., the organization pays a fixed dollar amount to you and one other person (if you choose). The annuity income depends on your age, the number of people receiving payments, and the amount of your gift to establish the annuity. A portion of your gift annuity income may also be income-tax-free. 

    Beneficiary Designations: Increased flexibility by using:

    • IRA and retirement plans
    • Life insurance policies
    • Donor advised funds
    • Commercial annuities  


    Outright Gift of Life Insurance: This gift is as simple as updating your beneficiary designation form with the policy holder. You can designate The Children’s TherAplay Foundation, Inc. as primary beneficiary for a percentage or specific amount. You can also name Children’s TherAplay as the contingent beneficiary so that they will receive the balance of your policy only if your primary beneficiary doesn’t survive you. 

    Charitable Remainder Trust: By transferring assets to establish a Charitable Remainder Trust, you receive an immediate tax deduction and lifetime income for you and your named beneficiary. You can also reduce or avoid capital gains taxes associated with the gifted asset, and you would remove the assets from your estate. When the trust’s term is complete, any remaining assets pass to The Children’s TherAplay Foundation, Inc. as a donation. Charitable Remainder Trusts offer a great detail of flexibility, and you can receive a fixed dollar amount each year, or a variable amount based on a fixed percentage of the fair market value of the trust assets. 

    Charitable Lead Trust: Allows you to make a donation to The Children’s TherAplay Foundation, Inc. for a period of years or during your lifetime. Then the assets return to you or your surviving family members. The result is gift and estate tax savings. A charitable lead trust can allow you to make significant gifts to charity and transfer assets to family members with little to no gift and estate tax. 

    Tax-Free Gift with an IRA: You can give any amount (up to a maximum of $100,000) per year from your IRA directly to a qualified charity such as The Children’s TherAplay Foundation, Inc. without having to pay income taxes on the money. Gifts of any value $100,000 or less are eligible for this benefit and you can feel good knowing that you are making a difference for our mission. This popular gift option is commonly called the IRA charitable rollover, but you may also see it referred to as a qualified charitable distribution. 

  • Your Impact

    A Lasting Impact For A Bright Future

    Children’s TherAplay Foundation established the Clara Futura Legacy Society for our donors who have made a long-term commitment to the health and sustainability of our mission. Clara Futura means Bright Futures and gifts to our Legacy Society will have a lasting impact on our ability to offer our kiddos and their families the promise of a bright future.  

    Your legacy gift will help ensure: 

    • The sustainability of our mission. Our ability to positively affect the lives of children and families for years to come. 
    • Our ability to provide services covered through insurance and not require direct payment from our families
    • Our ability to attract and retain top talent in a competitive industry.  
    • Our ability to support families financially who are struggling with out-of-pocket expense for therapy. 
    • Our ability to improve access for families of diverse backgrounds and life experiences.  
  • Society Member Benefits

    Clara Futura: Bright Futures

    The Clara Futura Society was born of the idea that anyone has the power to leave a bright future for others as part of their legacy. 

    Your gift to the Clara Futura Society may not physically be received for years to come, but the impact will be felt immediately and ensure our mission is able to ensure countless Bright Futures. When you confirm your planned gift intentions, you become a lifetime member of our Clara Futura Legacy Society. 

    Clara Futura Society Member Benefits Include:

    • Invitation to the Children’s TherAplay Change Makers Annual Reception
    • Two tickets annually to our annual fundraiser Hoe-Down
    • Listing in our Annual Report as a member of the Clara Futura Legacy Society

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