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Leave a Legacy

By leaving a legacy gift, you can ensure that children, not just today, but tomorrow, are served by Child Aid programs. Members of our Legacy Society are among our most important supporters because they help secure our future as an organization, enabling us to continue our vital work. Legacy donors make a lasting difference by providing children with the skills and resources they need to lift themselves—and in the future, their families—out of poverty.

What is Legacy Giving?

A planned or “legacy” gift is any gift made as part of your overall financial and/or estate planning. It is a means of making a lasting difference through a cause you care deeply about. A bequest in one’s will is just one of several ways to leave a legacy gift.

How it Works

“As long-time donors, we know that Child Aid instills in children a passion for reading. We were moved to include Child Aid in our will.” – John & Judy Rau, Child Aid Legacy Donors

Your legacy gift can take many forms, the most common being a bequest in your will. A bequest is one of the easiest ways to leave a planned gift, as it is flexible and tailored to meet your specific needs and interests. It is often as simple as adding just a few sentences to your will or living trust. Bequeath property, stocks, specific items, an amount of money or percentage of your estate. You can also list Child Aid among the beneficiaries on a life insurance policy.

Your financial advisor can offer many other options for supporting the organizations you value most. She or he can tell you more about the tax advantages of planned giving.

Making A Bequest

Here is some simple language to include in your will:

I hereby give, devise and bequeath to Child Aid, Federal Tax I.D. number 33-0317937, a non-profit corporation organized and operating under the laws of the State of Oregon, and located in Oregon, the sum of $             (or percentage of your estate or specific description of the gift) to be used by Child Aid in the furtherance of its mission.

If you’d like to become a Legacy Donor, please contact us at 503-223-3008 or email us here.