Your support of the ACLU reflects your values-a passion for justice and equality and a desire to make a lasting difference in our country. Leaving a gift to the ACLU is a wonderful way to ensure that your values live on beyond your lifetime.

1. Leave A Gift That Costs You Nothing Now
Consider leaving a gift in your will or trust to the ACLU. You can take care of family and friends first and donate a specific dollar amount or a percentage of your estate. Simply provide your attorney with our official name and tax identification number. For specific language visit

2. Donate Retirement Assets
Because retirement plans are taxed differently than other funds, they can be the least favorable way to leave a gift to loved ones. Leaving retirement assets to a charity is easy and you don’t need a will. Simply update your beneficiary designation form with your plan administrator.

3. Donate a Life Insurance Policy You No Longer Need
You can update the beneficiaries of your insurance policy at any time by simply requesting a new form from your insurer. You can name the ACLU to receive the whole amount or a percentage.

4. Direct Your Donor Advised Fund
You can name the ACLU Foundation as a beneficiary of whatever is Left in your donor advised fund after your lifetime. As with retirement accounts and life insurance, it’s as easy as updating your beneficiary form.

5. Make a Gift That Pays You Income For Life
If you are age 60 or older, you can help secure your retirement with a charitable gift annuity. In exchange for your gift of cash or stock to the ACLU Foundation, you receive fixed payments for Life at attractive rates, while securing a partial tax-deduction, if you itemize. It’s also a wonderful way to provide for loved ones.

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Please note: This information is not intended as tax or legal advice. We recommend that you consult with your legal and financial advisors to learn how a gift would work in your circumstances. Laws and regulations governing all gifts and availability of certain life income gifts vary by state.