Leave a Legacy: Planned Gifts

To make a gift of any kind to Death with Dignity National Center is an act of generosity. To make a long-term gift—one derived from the work of a lifetime—is to make a commitment beyond measure.

Please help us ensure safe Death with Dignity laws throughout the US for future generations by making a planned gift or bequest today.

Planned Giving is a great way to support our work while generating income for yourself. Working with your financial advisor or estate planner, you can set up a charitable gift annuity, a charitable remainder unitrust or annuity trust, or you can designate Death with Dignity National Center as a beneficiary on your life insurance or retirement plan to create a permanent legacy for change.

Bequests ensure the work we do for end-of-life care is available for future generations, create a lasting commitment to dignity and provide improved end-of-life options for all. You can make an outright bequest by leaving a specific dollar amount or a percentage of your estate. Here is a little example bequest language to get you started:

I give, devise, and bequeath to the Death with Dignity National Center, 520 SW 6th Avenue, Suite 1220, Portland, Oregon 97204, ______% of my estate or the sum of $____________ (or describe stocks, bonds, life insurance, or other assets) to be used for the general purpose of defending and promoting Death with Dignity laws throughout the United States.

If you have questions about including us in your will or setting up a planned gift, please contact DeVida by e-mail or at 503-228-4415 or speak with your attorney.

Defend dignity. Take action.

You are the key to ensuring well-crafted Death with Dignity laws for all Americans. With your financial and volunteer help, the Death with Dignity National Center, a 501(c)(3), non-partisan, nonprofit organization, has been the leading advocate in the Death with Dignity movement. Individual contributions helped us pass new Death with Dignity laws in Washington and Vermont, defend the Oregon law, and provide education and outreach programs for the vitality of the Death with Dignity movement.

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