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Planned Giving

Planned gifts both support our work and generate 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 as a beneficiary on your life insurance or retirement plan to create a permanent legacy for change.


A bequest ensures a lasting commitment to expanding end-of-life options for all. You can make an outright bequest by stipulating a specific dollar amount or by allocating 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 stocks, bonds, life insurance, or other assets] to be used for promoting Death with Dignity legislation throughout the United States.

Please call us at (503) 228-4415 with questions about including us in your will or setting up a planned gift, or consult your attorney.