You will join well over 5,000 other legacy supporters in the DeSilver Society, named for ACLU founder and early benefactor, Albert DeSilver. Members of the DeSilver Society enjoy our quarterly newsletter on estate planning, members-only events and conference calls, recognition in our annual report, 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.
- Make a bequest through your Will or Living Trust
- Make a gift that will provide you income for life
- Name the ACLU as a beneficiary of your retirement account or life insurance policy
- Establish a charitable remainder trust that helps you meet your philanthropic goals
Take advantage of special, time-limited opportunities:
Legacy Challenge: If you act now, your legacy gift may trigger a $10,000 cash match from a generous challenge donor, the LuEsther T. Mertz Charitable Trust. Legacy gifts that qualify for the match include new bequest intentions, gift annuities, and charitable remainder trusts.
Direct IRA Transfer: If you are at least 70 ½ years old and act before December 31, 2013, you may transfer up to $100,000 directly to the ACLU Foundation from your IRA. Your transfer will not be taxed and your contribution will satisfy your Required Minimum Distribution.
For more information about these time-limited opportunities, or about other estate planning issues, contact Robert Nakatani, Deputy Director of Development, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (415) 621-2493.