Leaving an estate gift to the Coalition benefits you and your loved ones through tax benefits and also helps to create safe communities for the long term. When you leave a legacy gift, you will know that your generosity is helping to ensure safe and happy futures for generations to come.
By becoming a member of the Coalition legacy family, you are making a commitment to create a safe and vibrant community for adults and children throughout New Hampshire.
Bequests are one of the most common (and simple) ways to leave a legacy gift. Your bequest can be set up in several ways to best meet you and your family’s needs and goals:
Specific Bequest - Designate the exact amount of money or specific asset (property, securities, etc.) you wish to donate.
Percentage Bequest - Designate a percentage of your estate you want distributed to the Coalition.
Residuary Bequest - Instruct that any remaining part of your estate be distributed to the Coalition after distributions are made to family, friends, etc.
Contingent Bequest - Instruct that the Coalition receive assets in the event that a beneficiary in your will is no longer living.
Sample bequest language: I give and bequeath the sum of $ _____ (or __% of my estate) to the New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence to be used in support of its general philanthropic purposes.
If you would like to make a charitable bequest, our Federal Tax Exempt Number is 02-0360151.
Other ways to support
Another simple way to leave a legacy of safety is to name the Coalition as a beneficiary of any individual or group life insurance policy. You will get an estate tax deduction for insurance proceeds that go to the Coalition upon your death.
With a charitable lead trust, you transfer cash or appreciated property to a trust, which makes payments to the Coalition for a period of time, after which the assets of the trust are transferred to your beneficiaries. These trusts are particularly useful for managing capital gains and gift taxes for assets that have appreciated in value.
An IRA, 401(K), 403(b), or another qualified retirement plan has tax benefits for
accumulating assets, but at death they may be subject to income and estate taxes. Without
planning, over 60% of the value of your tax-deferred accounts may go to taxes. Gifting these
accounts makes use of the full value of the assets. To leave your IRA or other retirement
plan to the Coalition (either as primary or contingent beneficiary), contact your retirement
plan company to request a change in beneficiary designation form.
Please let us know if you have included the Coalition in your will, life insurance, or estate plans so that we may thank you for your generous commitment to the Coalition and our mission to create safe communities that are free from domestic and sexual violence. The information on our planned giving page is for informational purposes only. We encourage you to work with an estate planning attorney or financial advisor regarding all decisions involving your financial and estate plans.
The 13 member programs of the New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence provide services regardless of gender,age, health status (including HIV-positive), physical, mental or emotional ability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, socio-economic status, race, national origin, immigration status or religious or political affiliation.