"I decided to leave my estate to the ACLU. The reason: its long track record of major accomplishments and its incredibly dedicated staff of attorneys and organizers."
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Do I have to choose a gift amount now?
A. No. A popular choice is stating a gift as a percentage, which will automatically adjust no matter what the future may bring.
Q. How can I provide for my family and at the same time support the causes that are important in my life?
A. Many people put aside a percentage -- which could be 10% or 20% -- for their favorite causes, while still leaving a large majority of their assets to family and friends. Or you could choose to make a charitable gift of whatever balance remains in a retirement account, which also saves on taxes. Please follow the below link for details.
Q. How can I put my spouse or partner first-in-line?
A. You can ensure that your gift is made only after you know the assets won't be needed by your spouse or partner. Please follow the below link for details.
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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.