You can benefit from the tax savings that result from supporting The University of Vermont Medical Center without giving up the assets that you'd like your family to receive someday with a donation in the form of a charitable lead trust.
There are two ways that charitable lead trusts make payments to the UVM Medical Center:
A charitable lead annuity trust pays a fixed amount each year to the UVM Medical Center and is more attractive when interest rates are low.
A charitable lead unitrust pays a variable amount each year based on the value of the assets in the trust. With a unitrust, if the trust's assets go up in value, for example, the payments to the UVM Medical Center go up as well.