Leave a Legacy Through Planned Giving

“Will you leave a legacy in your community?”

Nurturing and Empowering Generations of Children

Thank you for embracing our vision for Oakland.

You are empowering thousands of children and youth to build bridges to a better future.

Imagine...

…a city where every child feels loved and safe, and has reliable adults who model positive values.

…a city where every child can develop as a whole person, body, mind, and spirit. 

…a city whose future shines brighter, one precious child at a time. 

A Generational Impact In Our Community

Join the Children Rising Legacy Circle. Together, we will empower thousands of children and youth to build bridges to a better future, letting them and their families know they are not alone by providing encouragement and inspiring hope to rise above their many challenges.

Legacy Circle members are passionate supporters who, through creating a legacy gift, will instill hope and promise in our community for future generations. When you become a Children Rising Legacy Circle member, you ensure a future where we are able to pair eager young learners with a caring adult. 

As each child has a more fair and equitable chance of being successful in school and throughout their entire life, you will instill hope and promise in our community for future generations.

Will you invest in the future of our community by empowering our children — now and for years to come — to rise above the challenges created by decades of poverty, educational inequity and deeply rooted racial injustice? 

What is legacy giving?

Legacy giving is your way to leave a planned future gift by designating part of your individual estate to Children Rising. You can leave a legacy with a planned gift through your will, trust, IRA, or life insurance.

These planned gifts allow you to enjoy the benefits of smart financial planning while also creating a lasting impact on children and families in Oakland for years to come. 

For more information, contact Chelsea Boniak, Children Rising’s development director, at (510) 836-5100 or chelsea@children-rising.org.

Children Rising Legacy Circle

Ways to Leave a Legacy Gift

Leave a legacy with a planned gift through your will, trust, IRA, or life insurance.  These planned gifts have a lasting impact on children and families in Oakland for years to come.

1. Include us in your will – By including Children Rising in your will, you can offer support without giving up crucial assets you may need now.

2. Qualified Charitable Distribution / Retirement Assets – By making a gift of retirement assets, including 401 (k), 403 (b), IRA, or pension funds, you may save your estate the significant burden of paying both estate and income taxes on those assets.

3. Trusts – Charitable remainder trusts offer supporters a way to provide for themselves and their loved ones while they are alive and also support Children Rising.

4. Life Insurance – Donating your life insurance policy to Children Rising may allow you to claim an immediate income tax deduction for the current value of the policy, and you may also be able to deduct your future premium payments.

 

Click here for sample bequest language.

Other Ways to Give

Stock donation– If you’re looking for a tax-smart way to leave your legacy, consider a gift of stock. When you give appreciated stock that you’ve owned for more than one year, you can avoid capital gains tax and receive a charitable income tax deduction when you itemize. For brokerage information, email chelsea@children-rising.org

Donate your vehicle – Children Rising is registered with Vehicles for Charity. Click  HERE for more information.

Contact

For more information about how to create your legacy gift, contact Chelsea Boniak, Children Rising’s development director, at (510) 836-5100 or chelsea@children-rising.org.

Chelsea Boniak - Development Director

EIN/tax ID number: 94-3403801

Please consult a trusted lawyer or financial adviser before making any decisions regarding a planned gift. The information provided on this page is for general information only and we recommend that you consult a tax advisor when you’re doing your charitable planning.