Your cash donation to the Lake Merritt Breakfast Club Charitable Foundation goes directly to the support of programs and projects in and about Oakland's Lake Merritt and Lakeside Park.
Online credit card donations and pledges are welcome by clicking the button below!
Bequests are the most realistic way for many donors to leave a legacy for succeeding generations.
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Named endowments honor your legacy; an enduring and forward-looking gift.
Click here to learn more. The Charitable Gift Annunity
The gift annuity is an arrangement under which you make a contribution to the Lake Merritt Breakfast Club Charitable Foundation and receive, in turn, guaranteed payments for life. It's a way of giving that allows you to make a substantial gift even though you may need ongoing income from your assets. Contact us for more information at
Charitable Remainder Trust
A Charitable Remainder Trust (CRT) is perhaps one of the most intelligent investment and estate planning strategies available today. It enables you to:
Avoid capital gains taxes
Enjoy a charitable income tax deduction
Convert highly appreciated assets into an income stream
Reduce estate taxes
Diversify your investment portfolio
Charitable Gifts & Providing Heirs:
Combining Charitable Remainder Trusts and Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts.
A CRT can help you convert highly appreciated assets into an income stream without payment of capital gains taxes. Additionally, you recieve a significant charitable income tax deduction, reduce your estate taxes, and leave a meaningful legacy to a favorite charity.
CRTs that are combined with irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts (ILIT) allow you to provide for your heirs and, at the same time, leave something to charity. Contact us at