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83 Park Street, Suite 5

Providence, RI 02903 USA
tel: 401/861-4445
401/490-6735 (f)


Mailing Address:

PO Box 162

Newport, RI 02840 USA

Street Address:

36 Rhode Island Avenue,

Newport, RI 02840 USA



RIIFF Photography

Courtesy of Mike Braca


Video Promotions by

William Smyth,

Erik Latek, Nickolas Palermo,

George T. Marshall, Shawn Quirk, J. Scott Oberacker &

Duncan Putney


2015 Graphic Design by

Michael J. Chevalier





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Charitable Trusts



Charitable Remainder Trusts

A Charitable Remainder Trust is a gift plan that provides a life income to the donor or other beneficiary. Under this arrangement, a donor irrevocably transfers assets to a trust for a designated period of time, during which payments are made to the donor or to a designated beneficiary. At the end of the trust period, the remaining assets are transferred to the Rhode Island International Film Festival to be used for whatever purposes the donor determined. Tax advantages to the donor are substantial, including the avoidance of any capital gains tax in the appreciated property and the generation of a substantial charitable deduction. Donors may choose to have either a fixed payment (Charity Annuity Trust) or a percentage of the trust assets, re-valued annually (Charitable Unitrust).


The Charitable Lead Trust

The Charitable Lead Trust is often used by the family that wishes to pass family assets, such as a business or real property, intact to the next generation at substantially reduced estate taxes. Often described as being the opposite of a charitable remainder trust, a lead trust provides the Rhode Island International Film Festival with income for a stated period of time, after which the assets are distributed to family members as stated in the trust agreement.



For questions about planned giving, please contact:

George T. Marshall Executive Director


83 Park Street, Suite 1

Providence, RI 02903

Tel: 401/861-4445; Fax: 401/490-6735