Gifts that pay you back

It Pays to Protect the Wilderness

Provide long-term support to the Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness through a charitable gift annuity, which also provides you with the income you need in retirement

More Gifts that Pay You Income

Charitable Gift Annuity – Deferred
Great option for those looking to build retirement earnings for the future.

Charitable Gift Annuity – Flexible Payment
Great options for those who want to build retirement savings AND want to be able to determine the start date for payments later, rather than immediately.

Remainder Annuity Trust
Large donation that will generate a fixed-income payout each year.

Remainder Unitrust
Large, partially tax-deductible donation that creates a flexible source of retirement income.

For optimal financial guidance regarding charitable gift annuities, donors are encouraged to consult with a qualified financial advisor.

Frequently Asked Questions

How are the annuity payments for a charitable gift annuity guaranteed?

A gift annuity contract becomes a legal financial obligation of Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness and is backed by all our assets. The Friends is legally required to make timely payments to our annuitants, and that ongoing responsibility is a key element in its financial policies.

Want to get started today?

Contact Mike Linnemann, part of Friends’ Planned Giving Team at or 612-209-6262 with any questions.