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You can continue your generous support of the work of the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) today and for many years to come.  Through our Planned Giving Program, you can make a gift to LCV, which is the political voice of the national environmental movement and the only organization devoted full-time to shaping a pro-environment Congress and White House.

You may make a lasting gift of strong environmental protection by naming LCV beneficiary of a Will or codicil, life insurance policy, retirement plan or trust or make a gift of real estate.  You may also consider making a gift to commemorate a loved one or establish an endowment fund. 

For gifts other than cash or on-line giving, there are several giving categories you will want to consider.  Under each category, we have listed a number of gift opportunities that you can establish during your lifetime or through your estate plans.  Gifts to LCV, a 501(c)(4) organization, are not tax-deductible and may result in taxation.  Because of this, it is important that you consult with your accountant, attorney or financial advisor before making any one of these gifts to ensure that your income, gift and estate tax objectives are met.

Current Gifts:  These gifts provide the LCV with the funds we need to meet our most urgent needs.  In addition to a gift of cash, you can transfer appreciated securities (stocks, bonds and mutual fund shares) and real estate to the LCV.

Deferred Gifts: These giving opportunities consist of a planned contribution that you arrange now so that it will benefit the LCV after your lifetime.  You will want to consider the following opportunities:

  1. Contribute a new life insurance policy or one that is no longer needed.  You can name the LCV the irrevocable owner and beneficiary or name the LCV the primary or contingent beneficiary of a policy.

  2. Designate the LCV the primary or contingent beneficiary of your qualified retirement plan or IRA.

  3. Establish a living or testamentary trust that will pay income to you or a relative for life.  When it terminates, part or all of the trust assets would pass to the LCV.

  4. Transfer your house or vacation property to the LCV while you continue to live in or use it.

  5. Execute a Will or codicil naming the LCV beneficiary of money, property, or a share of your estate using the following recommended language:

I hereby give and bequeath $_____, or _____percent of the residue of my estate, or the proceeds from the sale of real estate by my estate that I own located at_____) to the League of Conservation Voters, a non-profit District of Columbia corporation exempt from Federal taxation under Section 501 (c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code, currently located at 1920 L Street, NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC  20036, Federal tax ID number 52-17336998.

Inquiries about Any of These Giving Opportunities

We are happy to answer your questions about any of these giving opportunities.  All inquiries are confidential and impose no obligation on you or your estate.  And please let us know if you have included us in your estate plans so that we can thank you now for your future support and welcome you as a new member of our John Andrews “Jay” Harris IV Legacy Society.  The purpose of the Society is to remember and thank individuals who have named LCV as a beneficiary of a will, trust, retirement plan or life insurance policy to provide future support for our mission.

For additional information about the League of Conservation Voters or any of these giving opportunities, please write or call:

Planned Giving Advisor
League of Conservation Voters
1920 L Street, NW, Suite 800
Washington, DC  20036
202-454-4613



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