GiGi’s Playhouse: The Legacy of Giving


A Forever Impact: The Power of Planned Giving

When we think of legacy, our minds often drift to the monumental marks made by historic figures or the deep footprints left by our ancestors. But legacies aren’t just for the pages of history books. Each one of us has the power to leave a lasting impact on the world. And one of the most profound ways to do that is through planned giving.

What is Planned Giving?

Planned giving, often referred to as legacy giving, is a philanthropic strategy that allows you to determine how your assets will be distributed upon your passing. While it’s a form of charitable giving, it’s not just about writing a check. It’s a thoughtful, often strategic process that ensures your charitable intentions continue beyond your lifetime.

Why Choose GiGi’s Playhouse?

GiGi’s Playhouse has made an indelible mark on countless lives. With a mission to increase positive awareness of Down syndrome and change global perceptions, GiGi’s offers educational, therapeutic, and career development programs to individuals with Down syndrome, their families, and the community.

By considering planned giving to GiGi’s Playhouse, you’re not only investing in a worthy cause but ensuring that generations to come have access to the invaluable resources and programs that GiGi’s Playhouse offers.

Benefits of Planned Giving

  1. Tax Benefits: Depending on the structure of your gift, there may be significant tax advantages, including reductions in estate, capital gains, or income taxes.
  2. Personal Satisfaction: Knowing that your legacy will continue to support a cause you believe in is deeply fulfilling.
  3. Financial Flexibility: Planned gifts can be tailored to your financial situation, ensuring that your family and loved ones are cared for while also supporting GiGi’s Playhouse.
  4. Recognition: Many nonprofits, including GiGi’s Playhouse, often recognize their planned giving donors in special ways, from naming opportunities to features in publications.

Ways to Give

There are a variety of ways to make a planned gift:

  • Bequests in Wills or Trusts: A popular option where you can designate a specific amount or percentage of your estate.
  • Beneficiary Designations: Name GiGi’s Playhouse as a beneficiary on retirement accounts, insurance policies, or bank accounts.
  • Charitable Gift Annuities or Trusts: These can provide you with regular income during your lifetime and benefit the Playhouse afterward.
  • Gifts of Real Estate or Tangible Personal Property: Donate a home, land, or other assets.

Leaving a Legacy

The beauty of planned giving is that it enables all of us, regardless of wealth, to leave a mark on the world. Every gift, no matter the size, makes a difference. By considering planned giving to GiGi’s Playhouse, you’re not only investing in a mission today but ensuring that its positive impacts ripple through time.

Legacy is more than memory. It’s the continued influence of your beliefs, values, and hopes. Let your legacy be one of compassion, inclusion, and empowerment. By planning a gift to GiGi’s Playhouse, you’re ensuring a brighter, more inclusive world for all.

Want to Learn More?

If you’re interested in planned giving or have any questions, contact Tampa@gigisplayhouse.org to discuss your options and the potential impact of your gift. Let’s shape the future together.


“The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own.” – Benjamin Disraeli

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