Benefits of Planning in Times of Change
During the COVID-19 pandemic, many AAUW members have been thinking about their legacy and their desire to include AAUW in their plans. Putting a plan in place or ensuring that your plan is current can provide peace of mind during times of change. Whether you are thinking about legacy giving for the first time or want to revisit your current plan, AAUW and the AAUW Legacy Circle Team are here to help.
The top three motivations that AAUW donors cite for making a planned gift are the importance of AAUW’s mission; the belief that AAUW makes a significant impact; and the ability to make a larger gift through an estate gift than is normally possible during the donor’s lifetime.
There are many creative and flexible giving options to help you achieve your vision. Popular options include: a bequest through your will or trust, naming AAUW a beneficiary of your IRA (which may provide tax benefits while benefitting AAUW), and naming AAUW as a beneficiary of your life insurance policy or a bank account. There are also planned giving options that provide income to you for life and give you an immediate charitable tax deduction for the present value of the gift in the year the gift is made.
If you would like to learn more about the benefits of planned giving, please contact Heather Miller, AAUW Advancement Director at firstname.lastname@example.org. Susan Barley of the AAUW Legacy Circle Team email@example.com is also available to assist you.
You can also find more information on AAUW’s website: https://www.aauw.org/resources/member/support-aauw/leave-a-legacy/. We would be delighted to welcome you to the Legacy Circle—AAUW’s recognition society for our beloved visionaries who are committed to advancing equity for women and girls long into the future.