By supporting CODEPINK, you make it possible for us to build communities of peace, and you give us tools to end war. Your generosity keeps us in the halls of power, from Washington DC to Los Angeles, California, shining our pink light of truth and justice. Through planned giving, you can continue to make a significant impact through a gift that costs nothing during your lifetime, but after through a charitable bequest under your will. Planned gifts can protect your assets, provide for your family, and guarantee you income for life. All gifts are tax deductible and our Tax ID is 26-2823386.
Bequest Giving - How It Works
You include a bequest provision for CODEPINK in your will or revocable trust.
At your death, CODEPINK receives the bequest you specified.
You may change your bequest or trust designation at any time.
You control the funding property during your lifetime.
Your bequest or trust designation will not be subject to any potential federal estate tax.
You provide future support for CODEPINK that enables us to continue our work for peace and justice.
By naming CODEPINK as a beneficiary of your estate, you can reflect those values that have been important to you over your lifetime. Your family likely will also pay fewer taxes from your estate because of this gift.
Do you have an estate?
Your estate is the sum of your assets, including property you own, insurance policies, retirement accounts, cash on hand, etc. Wealthy people may have very large estates, but even people who aren't wealthy often have the resources to make a charitable bequest. If every adult in America made a will and included a bequest of just $100, billions of dollars would flow to charitable causes every year.
Below, we have listed some of the more common kinds of bequests, and some bequest language. We always recommend that you carefully review the terms of your will with a professional trained in handling trusts and estates.
General Bequests are legacies left to certain people or causes that come from the general value of the estate, and are made by designating a specific dollar amount, a particular asset or a fixed percentage of your estate to the cause of your choice.
General bequest language:
"I give, devise, and bequeath to CODEPINK: WOMEN FOR PEACE, the sum of $________(or a description of the specific asset), for the benefit of CODEPINK: WOMEN FOR PEACE and its general purposes."
Specific Bequests are made when a particular item or property is bequeathed for a designated purpose. (i.e., instruments bequeathed to the local school district for use in music education; dollar funds to be used in the operation of a school or church.)
If you wish to include CODEPINK in yours, we suggest the following language:
"I give, devise, and bequeath to CODEPINK: WOMEN FOR PEACE the sum of $_______ (or a description of a specific asset), for the benefit of CODEPINK: WOMEN FOR PEACE to be used for the following purpose: (state the purpose). If at any time in the judgment of the trustees of CODEPINK: WOMEN FOR PEACE it is impossible or impracticable to carry out exactly the designated purpose, they shall determine an alternative purpose closest to the designated purpose."
Residuary Bequests are made when you intend to leave the residue portion of your assets after other terms of the will have been satisfied.
"All the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate, both real and personal, I give to CODEPINK: WOMEN FOR PEACE, for its general purposes."
Contingency Bequests allow you to leave a portion of your estate to a particular charity if your named beneficiary does not survive you.
"I devise and bequeath the residue of the property, real and personal and wherever situated, owned by me at my death, to (name of beneficiary), if (she/he) survives me. If (name of beneficiary) does not survive me, I devise and bequeath my residuary estate to CODEPINK: WOMEN FOR PEACE, for its general purposes."
Without a will, there is no mechanism in place to make a bequest, so here are the steps you should take to make sure your wishes are granted.
Make a list of organizations or causes that you would like to support.
Make a detailed list of your assets (financial, real estate, vehicles, jewelry, collectibles, musical instruments, etc.)
Set up an appointment with your financial analyst or attorney, or planned giving officer at the organization you intend to support. These professionals will help sensitively guide you through the process.
The planned giving councils that are members of the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning can help you locate professional resources as you prepare to write your will.
Thank you for taking CODEPINK into consideration. With your generosity, we are changing the planet to make it a more peaceful and just world for us all.