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Elizabeth Williams DTN Special Correspondent
Mon Feb 11, 2013 06:46 AM CST

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (DTN) -- Here's a question you don't often hear: "How many of you have ever received money back from the charity you donate to?"

When Walt Mozdzer asks that at workshops on charitable donations, no hands go up. But Mozdzer, a certified financial planner at Syverson Strege and Company in West Des Moines, Iowa, explains that's what happens when you set up a charitable gift annuity.

The concept is relatively simple. You donate assets or cash now to your charity; they pay you an income stream on that donation and the charitable organization gets to keep ...

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