LEAVE A LEGACY OF JUSTICE
The creation of a planned giving circle at Alliance for Justice, the Justice Legacy Society, was announced in April of 2001. The Justice Legacy Society gives supporters of justice the opportunity to leave a gift to Alliance for Justice that will guarantee that Alliance for Justice is around to fight for the values you hold dear for future generations.
Two valued friends of AFJ, Mr. Walter Smalling and Mr. Ray Rhinehart, became the charter members of the Justice Legacy Society by designating Alliance for Justice as beneficiaries in their wills. We will recognize their extraordinary commitments to the cause of justice by adding their names to the Wall of Justice, which is a permanent part of AFJ's offices. Members of the Justice Legacy Society will be remembered on the Wall of Justice in AFJ's offices.
We are dedicated to building a future where justice is for all, not just those of wealth and privilege. By designating Alliance for Justice in your will, you can help ensure that your beliefs and values will endure.
Planned gifts provide a solid foundation for growth, help us meet urgent and unanticipated needs (such as those we are experiencing as the result of the "election" of 2000!) and help us plan for growth in the future. Bequests to Alliance for Justice can provide substantial federal tax savings, and may even place your estate in a lower tax bracket. Gifts to Alliance for Justice, a 501(c)(3) organization, are fully deductible for federal estate tax purposes.
The Justice Legacy Society encourages donors undertaking estate planning to do so with the assistance of an attorney. If you already have a will, you can add the bequest by a simple codicil or amendment. Outright bequests of money provide a specified sum from a donor's estate. Sample language is as follows:
I give _______ Dollars ($____) to Alliance for Justice, a non-profit corporation having its principal offices in Washington, DC, to further the organization's objectives and purposes.
Your estate planner can suggest other legacy gifts including a proportionate bequest (which gives a percentage of your gross or net estate to Alliance for Justice), as well as a variety of trust vehicles. An attorney familiar with wills and trust documents and your financial advisor should be consulted to provide the maximum financial and estate planning to you.
Adding Alliance for Justice to your will or other estate plans can be your lasting legacy for the cause of justice. Every gift will help ensure that Alliance for Justice continues to work for a society that embodies your values of equality, fairness, and justice for all. Please take a moment to consider making your personal legacy part of our Justice Legacy Society. Please contact Alliance's Development Department if you have any questions or need additional information: Submit your question here or call (202)822-6070.