Planned Giving and Bequests

Ways to Join Colorado Springs World Affairs Council’s Legacy Society

Colorado Springs World Affairs Council is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. You can leave a gift to Colorado Springs World Affairs Council in your will, revocable or living trust, or other estate planning documents, by designating a specific amount of a share of your estate to benefit Colorado Springs World Affairs Council . We suggest you specify gifts using the following information:

Gifts to: Colorado Springs World Affairs Council, a Colorado non-profit corporation

Federal EIN: 74- 2144723

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 608, Colorado Springs, CO

  • Bequests: Designate Colorado Springs World Affairs Council to receive a gift from your estate—a transfer of cash, securities, or other property made through your will or trust.
  • Beneficiary designations: Designate Colorado Springs World Affairs Council as a beneficiary for a retirement plan (e.g., IRA), or life insurance policy or to receive assets in an account (typically a bank or brokerage account) on your death.
  • Charitable gift annuities: Designate Colorado Springs World Affairs Council to receive a transfer of cash or securities in exchange for a contract to pay you or your designee an annuity for life.
  • Charitable remainder trusts: Designate Colorado Springs World Affairs Council as the organization to receive the remaining trust assets at the end of the term of the trust.
  • Charitable lead trusts: Designate Colorado Springs World Affairs Council to receive annual payments and the principal reverts to you or to your designated beneficiaries at the end of the trust term.
  • Retained life estates/real estate: Give your personal residence (a house, cabin or farm) to Colorado Springs World Affairs Council and continue to live there rent-free for the rest of your life or a term of years.
  • Gifts of stock: Designate Colorado Springs World Affairs Council as a beneficiary via a gift of stock, or other securities, such as bonds or mutual funds.
  • Life insurance policy: Designate Colorado Springs World Affairs Council as the beneficiary of a life insurance policy or transfer a life insurance policy to Colorado Springs World Affairs Council .
  •  Retirement plan/accounts: Designate Colorado Springs World Affairs Council as a beneficiary of your IRA account, or, make a charitable roll-over gift to Colorado Springs World Affairs Council from your IRA while you are alive.
  • Memorial Funds: Commit to listing Colorado Springs World Affairs Council as a possible designation for donations in your memory.
  • Charitable Distributions: Include a letter to your executor(s) with directions to include Colorado Springs World Affairs Council in the list of charitable distributions.
  • Donor-Advised Funds: Designate Colorado Springs World Affairs Council to receive any remaining funds from your fund.

If you have any questions or would like to learn more about making a bequest, please call Executive Director, Karen Burghart, at 719-579-8443 or email karen@csworldaffairs.org.

The information on this web site is not intended as legal or tax advice. You should consult an attorney or tax advisor for such advise.

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