You can benefit from tax savings that result from supporting the House without giving up the assets you'd like your family to receive someday, by funding a charitable lead trust.
There are two ways that charitable lead trusts make payments to the House:
A charitable lead annuity trust pays a fixed amount each year to our Ronald McDonald House 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 House go up as well.