Become a member of the Legacy Society by including a gift in your estate to the ACOG Foundation. Planned giving is a powerful way to support our specialty for decades to come.
The Legacy Society is a special group of donors like you who wish to ensure that our work continues for many generations. Including a gift in your estate to the ACOG Foundation is a powerful way to support our specialty for decades to come.
We are grateful to all those who include the ACOG Foundation in their estate plans. Some provide additional details about their intentions, in effect documenting their generous future gifts. Reasons why bequest donors should consider doing this include ...
- Recognition. Documenting your bequest will allow the ACOG Foundation to recognize you now for your future gift.
- Peace of mind. Providing details about your bequest will help ensure that your wishes are met.
- Inspiring others. Encourage others to emulate your generosity with your public show of support.
Please understand that by documenting your bequest, you are in no way making your bequest binding or irrevocable. You still have the ability to revise your estate plan if your circumstances change, although we do ask that you notify us as a courtesy if that happens.
Before finalizing your estate plans, there are several gift arrangements to consider:
A bequest in your will or trust is an easy way to provide for family while also helping to secure the ACOG Foundation's future. If you are considering a bequest to the ACOG Foundation, here is some suggested wording to take to your attorney:
"After fulfilling all other specific provisions, I give, devise and bequeath ___% of the remainder (or $___) of my estate to the ACOG Foundation, a charitable corporation (Tax ID #32217981) currently having offices at 409 12th Street SW, Washington, DC 20024."
Donate Appreciated Securities
You can bequeath gifts of stock in your estate plans.
You can make the ACOG Foundation a beneficiary of a life insurance policy.
You can make the ACOG Foundation a beneficiary of a specific amount or percentage of your retirement plan assets.
If you are 70 ½ years of age or older and would like to make a donation now, consider making a gift from your IRA. You can make tax-free gifts up to $100,000 per person per year ($200,000 for couples). By giving directly from your IRA, you won’t increase your adjusted gross income and possibly subject your Social Security income to a higher level of taxation.
Don't Have a Will Yet?
We can help! ACOG partners with FreeWill, a tool to create your full legal will or begin your plans before seeing a lawyer. Start the process of writing your will at no cost to you today. This tool is free to you whether you choose to include a gift to the ACOG Foundation or not.
Additional news can be found in our semi-annual Legacies newsletter. If you're not already receiving your complimentary issues and would like to be placed on the mailing list, please contact ACOG Director of Development Heidi Bruce, at email@example.com.
As with all decisions related to your estate planning, we encourage you to work with your financial adviser and planned giving attorney when considering a gift to the ACOG Foundation.