Charitable Remainder Trusts

A Charitable Remainder Trust (CRT) is an arrangement that places cash, securities or property into a trust allowing you to receive income from the trust for a lifetime or for a period of years, at which time the remaining assets are transferred to a designated non-profit entity, such as MedStar Health.

The suggested minimum for establishing a Charitable Remainder Trust is $500,000.


  • Qualify for immediate tax deduction.
  • Receive income for your lifetime or joint lifetimes or a fixed period of years up to 20.
  • Avoid paying capital gains tax immediately upon the sale of an appreciated asset.
  • Make a significant impact TODAY, and be recognized today for your generous commitment.

Click here to view an illustration of making a gift of a CRT.

The Chernikoffs Share Gratitude with a Bequest

In 2006, Robert Chernikoff began experiencing sleepless nights and daytime fatigue. When his sleeplessness led to disorientation and memory loss, Robert and his wife, Bonnie, became concerned.

Robert went to see several doctors before receiving the diagnosis that he had limbic encephalitis, an autoimmune disease in which the body produces antibodies that attack the brain, causing serious inflammation. After having received this frightening diagnosis, Robert struggled to find the expertise he needed until he came to MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital in 2007. He received care from Michael Yochelson, MD, a nationally-known brain injury specialist, and quickly recognized that he had found the best. “He does two things that make him an excellent doctor, he listens, and he observes.”

Robert and Bonnie were so grateful to Dr. Yochelson and the MedStar NRH team; they decided to make a philanthropic investment through a bequest to the hospital in their will.












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