MEND Legacy Society
After providing for yourself and your loved ones, would you be interested in helping MEND’s future clients break the bonds of poverty and lowering your taxes at the same time?
Planned giving can help you do that and more. MEND’s Legacy Society recognizes donors who have provided for MEND with a planned gift of any size.
You are invited to join the Legacy Society and create your own personal legacy that reflects your history, your values, and your dreams for all people to be self-reliant, caring contributors to our society.
Here are two easy ways to include MEND in your plans:
A gift to MEND in your will costs nothing during your lifetime
- If you wonder how to give through your will or trust, refer to this selection of examples and sample language to use.
- To add MEND to your plans without re-drafting your will, download this PDF guide for a sample codicil.
Would you like a secure source of income? Consider a charitable gift annuity to benefit MEND.
- MEND pays you a fixed income for life. Depending on your age, the income can be higher than bank CD rates.
- A portion of this income may be tax-free, and you will receive a charitable deduction for your gift.
Please call (818) 686-7362 or email Give@MENDpoverty.org for more information. And, if you have already provided for MEND through a planned gift, or intend to do so, please let us know by downloading and filling out this letter of intent. Thank you!
A website cannot tell you everything you need to know about estate planning and which methods would be best for you and your family. This information is not intended to constitute legal or financial advice. Your estate plans are important legal documents that should express your wishes and should be prepared by your attorney. Please consult your attorney and financial advisors.
Legacy Society Founding Members
Steve and Julie Brown
Genaro and Lai Tan Carapia
Donald Cerneglia, DDS*
Peter and Gretchen Haight
Rick and Carrie Jones
Bob and Temma Lapin
John and Patricia O’Keefe
Ed and Carolyn Rose
*Members whose gifts have been realized