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Sample Gift Language

Using the Right Words

HRC and the HRC Foundation are two separate but affiliated organizations. Because of HRC’s grassroots lobbying and political work, gifts to HRC are not tax-deductible. Gifts to the HRC Foundation are fully tax-deductible based on the Foundation’s entirely non-political, educational, and outreach mission.

When you’re deciding how to leave a legacy for equality, the tax consequences of a particular gift may be a consideration. If the tax consequences of your gift are not a consideration for you, a gift to HRC will give us the greatest flexibility in putting your gift to work on behalf of the LGBTQ community. Either way, your gift will be invested in the shared mission of a future of equal rights for all people.

To leave your gift to the Human Rights Campaign (non-tax-deductible), use the following language:

“I give and bequeath _______ (dollar amount, percentage of residuary estate, etc.) to the Human Rights Campaign (Federal Tax I.D. 52-1243457), located at 1640 Rhode Island Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036-3278.”

To leave your gift to the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (tax-deductible), use the following language:

“I give and bequeath _______ (dollar amount, percentage of residuary estate, etc.) to the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (Federal Tax I.D. 52-1481896), located at 1640 Rhode Island Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036-3278.”

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Jade Bristol Verity, J.D.

Director of Estate Planning
Phone: 866-772-9499
jade.bristol.verity@hrc.org

R. Sylvester Owens

Planned Giving Officer
Phone: 202-572-8918
sylvester.owens@hrc.org

1640 Rhode Island Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036-3212

The content found on this site is general in nature and intended to be used for informational purposes only. It should not be relied upon as legal, tax, accounting or other professional advice. To determine how a gift or estate planning decision might affect your particular circumstances, it is expressly recommended that you consult an attorney, financial advisor or other qualified professional.