Life of service leads to lasting legacy

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Fixed income payments for life through a Gift Annuity is a win-win for the donor and millions of disabled veterans that the DAV Charitable Service Trust serves

Retired Col., Joseph “Jay” Kopecky has dedicated his life to selfless service. He is a 38-year veteran who spent eight years on active duty, 20 years in the reserves and 10 years in the National Guard. Kopecky is a life member of DAV and has proudly served his fellow veterans as a DAV Transportation Network driver in Hope, Ark., for more than seven years.

By taking out a Charitable Gift Annuity through the DAV Charitable Service Trust (CST) and making a contribution of $10,000 or more, Kopecky will receive fixed monthly payments for the rest ofhis life while leaving a legacy that will allow DAV to help countless ill and injured veterans long after he is gone.

For Kopecky, this was not a hard decision. “When I realized after my near-death experience inIraq that I wasn’t going to be able to go into the afterlife with a U-Haul attached to my casket, I thought to myself that I could domorefor those who follow in the name of those who have led.”

When asked why he is such a strong supporter of DAV, Kopecky explains that DAV was there for him when he needed it. “DAV is an organization which believes in service rather than bureaucracy,” he said. “DAVis so important because it is serving those who served—DAV served me andcut through the red tape.This is why Ibecame alife member. DAV exists toserve all veterans who needsupport.”

You are invited to stand with Kopecky and DAV insupport of ourcountry’s deserving menand women by creating your own legacy of hope andcompassion with a Charitable Gift Annuity through the CST.

It’s easy to leave a legacy gift to the DAV Charitable Service Trust

Charitable Gift Annuity donors receive generous fixed payments for life that are largely tax-free, a charitable income-tax deduction and DAV Guardian Society recognition for their generosity.

CGA Requirements:

  • Minimum amount for CGA is $10,000.
  • Minimum age is 60.
  • Up to two annuitants. (Both must be over the age of 60.)
  • No maximum age.
  • Rates are based on age.
  • The older you are, the higherthe rate.

For more information:

call 1-800-216-9802, ext. 1