Thank you for your interest in leaving a legacy of justice! The generosity of our concerned and faithful supporters is the foundation of our justice work. Planned giving is one way that you can help ensure that NETWORK's prophetic voice for justice remains clear and strong throughout the 21st century and beyond!
Make sure that you and your financial advisor understand that NETWORK Lobby is designated as a 501(c)(4) nonprofit. Gifts to NETWORK are not tax-deductible because NETWORK lobbies the federal government. However, donations to our partner organization NETWORK Education Program, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, are tax-deducible.
You can use the following language:
I give and bequeath the sum of $_____________ [or, ________% of my residuary estate] to NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby, a nonprofit organization incorporated in the District of Columbia, with the business address of 25 E Street NW, Suite 200, Washington, D.C. 20001 (Federal Identification #52-0984255), or its successor organization.
Retirement and Life Insurance Plans
You can name NETWORK or NETWORK Education Program as a beneficiary of a life insurance plan or retirement plan (IRA, Sep IRA, Keogh, 401[k], or 403[b]). To do this, simply request a "change-of-beneficiary" form from your plan's administrator. The form may ask for the Federal Identification Number, which you'll find in the bequest information above.
Charitable trusts offer a way of supporting NETWORK Education Program while at the same time providing financially for yourself, your family or your heirs.
A charitable lead trust would provide payments to NETWORK Education Program during your lifetime; the trust principle would then go to your designated heirs. A charitable remainder trust would provide payments to you or someone you've designated during your lifetime; the trust principle would then go to NETWORK Education Program. Charitable trusts offer substantial tax benefits.
Put the stock market to work for justice with a gift of stock! Contact our office if you are interested in making a gift of stock to NETWORK Lobby, NETWORK Education Program, or the NETWORK Education Program Endowment Fund.
For more information, email us or call our development department at 202-347-9797, ext. 217.