Leaving a Legacy
Estate planning is a powerful way to express your values and to care for your partner, family, and community. Everyone should devote time to creating estate plans, but such plans are especially important for LGBTQ people, whose lives and loves are not fully recognized by society. With proper planning, you can make sure your wishes are fulfilled, possibly lower your estate tax, and also create powerful change.
Ways to give
There are many ways to be charitable through your estate. Some of the easiest ways are:
- Name Pride Foundation as a beneficiary in your will. Sample bequest language for inclusion in your will can be found here.
- Making Pride Foundation a beneficiary to your life insurance policy, IRA, 401(k) or 403(b).
- Naming Pride foundation as the beneficiary of a charitable remainder trust.
With just a little planning you can make sure your loved ones and your community are supported far into the future. Look inside the Leave a Legacy brochure to see how estate planning and planned giving through Pride Foundation can make this possible.
Professional advisors can play an important part in helping individuals, couples, and families plan for their current and future charitable giving. Estate planning attorneys, financial and other professional advisors can find detailed information about serving LGBTQ clients and working with Pride Foundation by clicking here.
Pride Foundation Legacy Society: The Visionaries
Including Pride Foundation in your estate plans means you join a wonderful community of thoughtful and generous people who want to leave a legacy of compassion and care and who believe in the vision that someday, there will be full equality for LGBTQ people and their families.
As a Visionary, you receive annual acknowledgment in Pride Foundation publications, invitations to donor events and briefings, and our enduring gratitude. Join with the over 200 Pride Foundation Visionaries by letting us know that you have included Pride Foundation in your estate plans and completing our Bequest Intention Form.
For questions, or to let us know that you have included Pride Foundation in your plans, please contact Alli Auldridge, Director of Community Engagement at 1.800.735.7287.
Find an Attorney
The links below will take you to directories where you can find an attorney in your area that works with LGBT people and families.