Planned Giving

Planned giving ensures that you can realize your charitable giving goals, whether during your lifetime, or post–mortem.

Life Insurance

If your children are grown, you may no longer need valuable insurance policies. Transferring ownership and beneficiary rights to LAF may result in a tax deduction on the gift and on any future premium payments you make, and allow you to make a larger than anticipated gift now. New life insurance policies can also make good charitable gifts.

Retirement Funds

Retirement funds can be heavily taxed when transferred to heirs at your death. Using these funds to make a gift to LAF instead of other assets could result in more money for your children in your estate.


If you are living on a fixed income and have appreciated assets that are producing little dividends, you may be able to fund a charitable gift annuity that will provide regular income for the reminder of your life – no matter how long you live.


Trusts are a flexible tool that can provide income for a loved one or charity for a period of years, with the trust assets providing an additional benefit to charity or your heirs.

Estate Planning

By including LAF and those charities that are important to you and your family during your lifetime in your Will or estate plan, you have an opportunity to give assets that you no longer need.


Planned giving donors are among our most special friends, because their giving goes well beyond today to provide for the future of the Lowcountry Autism Foundation.

For More information, please contact LAF's Executive Director, Susan Callahan: 

Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics
Lowcountry Autism Foundation
135 Rutledge Ave
Charleston, SC 29403

(O) 843-876-0415
(F) 843-876-1518

Or email:

All donations are tax-deductible.