A Gift in Your Will Costs You Nothing Now

Most legacy gifts cost you nothing now. There is no immediate contribution required, and you can change your beneficiaries at any time. Once your family and friends are provided for, we hope you’ll consider leaving a gift to HRC in your will or trust or by beneficiary designation so your story is joined forever with the story of the fight for equality that is HRC.

A gift by will or trust is one of the most popular ways to provide long-term support for HRC’s work to ensure a future of full equality. You retain control of your assets during your lifetime and can change your beneficiaries at any time. You can complete your gift with just a few sentences in your will or trust. You can arrange your bequest to provide for loved ones as well as HRC. And you will help ensure the future of the LGBTQ movement, regardless of the size of your gift.

Here are the most popular approaches:

A general gift by will or trust leaves HRC a gift of a stated sum of money in your will or trust, typically personal property or assets.

A residuary gift by will or trust leaves a gift to HRC of a percentage of the “rest, residue and remainder” of your estate after other bequests, debts and taxes have been paid.

A specific gift by will or trust leaves HRC a specific dollar amount or stated fraction of your estate or a specified gift of property.

A contingent gift by will or trust leaves HRC with a stated share of your estate, only if a spouse, partner, family member or other beneficiary does not survive you.

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There are many other giving options you may consider. I would love to help tailor your gift to meet your personal and philanthropic objectives. Please contact me directly at west.honeycutt@hrc.org. Thank you for your support.