Power a Culture of Consent – Leave a Legacy: Include DCRCC in your WILL
The 1972 Society is a group of especially committed supporters who share a simple mission: to power a culture of consent and ensure that DCRCC will be around well into the future.
1972 Society members make provisions for DCRCC through their wills or retirement accounts, through gifts of securities, or through other planned-giving methods. This kind of forward-looking philanthropy enables them to make contributions larger than their current incomes may allow and helps ensure that DCRCC stays alive and kicking even after they’re gone.
Each person’s financial considerations are different, and the laws applicable to estates and trusts vary from state to state. Please consult with an attorney or financial adviser with respect to any gifts you may wish to make in your will.
This isn’t an easy topic to broach (but nothing we do ever is). Even though DCRCC won’t benefit from your gift for, hopefully, a very long time, your foresight will be critically important to our long-term financial strength and will help ensure that future generations of catalysts, activists, faith walkers, leaders can meet the opportunities and challenges of their times. That’s a legacy that makes a difference.
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Known as a bequest, this is a simple way to protect your loved ones first and then give back. We hope you’ll consider including a gift to DC Rape Crisis Center in your will or living trust. Called a charitable bequest, this type of gift offers these main benefits:
How It Works
To make a charitable bequest, you need a current will or revocable living trust.
Your gift can be made as a percentage of your estate. Or you can make a specific bequest by giving a certain amount of cash, securities or property. After your lifetime, DC Rape Crisis Center receives your gift.
Putting Your Family First
When planning a future gift, it’s sometimes difficult to determine what size donation will make sense. Emergencies happen, and you need to make sure your family is financially taken care of first. Including a bequest of a percentage of your estate ensures that your gift will remain proportionate no matter how your estate’s value fluctuates over the years.
We Can Help
Contact the Planned Giving Department at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about naming,DC Rape Crisis Center in your will or living trust. We’re happy to help, without obligation.
How to Complete Your Gift
1. Choose what to give.
Pick from one of these four options.
2. Decide how you would like DC Rape Crisis Center to use your gift.
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3. Meet with your estate planning attorney.
Whether you need to create a will or trust, or simply update an old document, you’ll want to seek the help of an estate planning attorney. The official legal bequest language for DC Rape Crisis Center is: “I, [name], of [city, state, ZIP], give, devise and bequeath to DC Rape Crisis Center [written amount or percentage of the estate or description of property] for its unrestricted use and purpose.”
4. Let us know of your plans.
Please contact the Planned Giving Department at email@example.com to let us know when you have made plans for such a gift. We would love the opportunity to thank you for your generous act. We are happy to honor your wishes regarding anonymity.