You can make a meaningful and lasting impact on the fight for equality in the state we love, without having to give up crucial assets during your lifetime.
For over 20 years, support from donors like you have made Georgia Equality the state’s largest advocacy organization fighting to secure equality for LGBT Georgians. We are proud of what the Georgia Equality community has accomplished – and we won’t stop until we’ve brought equality home for everyone across this great state.
A gift left to Georgia Equality in your will, trust or beneficiary designation is a way to ensure that as long as we need to, we can mobilize our communities on issues that matter most to you, including, transgender rights, inclusive anti-bullying policies, employment discrimination, hate violence, and HIV/AIDS advocacy.
How It Works
A planned gift to Georgia Equality made in your will can take many forms:
- You can designate a percentage of your estate.
- You can designate a specific sum of money.
- You can leave an asset, such as real estate, securities or other property.
- You can leave the remainder of your estate after other beneficiaries receive the portions you designate.
- You can make Georgia Equality the contingent beneficiary of your estate if your spouse/partner or other beneficiaries pass away before you.
- You can also create a charitable trust
- Your name listed on the Georgia Equality website
- Personal liaison assigned to you to update you on the work you’re supporting through Georgia Equality and respond to any of your questions
- Inspire lasting change to advance equal rights and justice for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Georgians
- Have peace of mind knowing that your intentions have been formally noted in your estate plans
It’s important to have basic estate plans in place to ensure your family, philanthropic and financial goals are met after you die. We know this can be a lot to think about! Consult your own qualified financial and legal advisors prior to making a planned gift. We are happy to discuss a proposed gift with your financial and legal advisors if desired.
If you already have a will or trust in place, adding Georgia Equality is simple! Use this sample bequest language in your will:
TO GIVE TO GEORGIA EQUALITY [501(c)(4) NONPROFIT non-deductible]:
“I give ___________percent (___%) of my residuary estate [or, the sum of _________dollars ($____)] to Georgia Equality that is recognized as exempt from tax under Sections 501(c)(3) and 170(b) of the Internal Revenue Code with its principal office located in Atlanta, GA, to be used for its general purposes.
TO GIVE TO EQUALITY FOUNDATION OF GEORGIA. [501(c)(3) NONPROFIT deductible]:
“I give ___________percent (___%) of my residuary estate [or, the sum of _________dollars ($____)] to Equality Foundation of Georgia, that is recognized as exempt from tax under Sections 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code with its principal office located in Atlanta, GA to be used for its general purposes.
If you have remembered Georgia Equality in your estate plans, please let us know so we can be sure to thank you for your incredibly meaningful and forward-thinking support!
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