By including the ACLU in your estate plan or making a life income gift, you will join well over 5,000 other people in the DeSilver Legacy Society who have made a planned gift to support our civil liberties work. Members of the DeSilver Society, named for ACLU co-founder and early benefactor, Albert DeSilver, enjoy members-only events and conference calls, recognition in our annual report, specially prepared news updates, a subscription to STAND, the ACLU magazine, and other benefits.

Follow the links below to learn more about creating a legacy of liberty and naming the ACLU in your estate or financial plans. 

For more information about planned giving opportunities, contact Robert Nakatani, Deputy Director of Development, at or (415) 621-2493. 

Read about some of our legacy supporters who have passed away and honored us with bequests from their estates.

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