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Remember Equality NC in your Will, Trust, or Beneficiary Designation

You can make a meaningful and lasting impact on the fight for equality in the state we love, without having to give up crucial assets during your lifetime.

Since 1979, support from donors like you have made Equality NC the largest Southern advocacy organization fighting to securing equality for LGBT North Carolinians. We are proud of what the Equality NC community has accomplished – and we won’t stop until we’ve brought equality home for everyone across this great state, from Wilmington to Asheville.

A gift left to Equality NC in your will, trust or beneficiary designation is a way to ensure that as long as we need to, we can mobilize our communities on issues that matter most to you, including marriage equality, parental rights, inclusive anti-bullying policies, employment discrimination, hate violence, privacy rights, sexuality education, adoption, domestic partnerships, and HIV/AIDS.

How It Works

A planned gift to Equality NC made in your will can take many forms:

  • You can designate a percentage of your estate.
  • You can designate a specific sum of money.
  • You can leave an asset, such as real estate, securities or other property.
  • You can leave the remainder of your estate after other beneficiaries receive the portions you designate.
  • You can make Equality NC the contingent beneficiary of your estate if your spouse/partner or other beneficiaries pass away before you.
  • You can also create a charitable trust

Benefits

  • Your name listed on the Equality NC website event program, and annual report
  • Personal liaison assigned to you to update you on the work you’re supporting through Equality NC and respond to any of your questions
  • Inspire lasting change to advance equal rights and justice for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) North Carolinians
  • Have peace of mind knowing that your intentions have been formally noted in your estate plans

Next Steps

It’s important to have basic estate plans in place to ensure your family, philanthropic and financial goals are met after you die. We know this can be a lot to think about! Consult your own qualified financial and legal advisors prior to making a planned gift. We are happy to discuss a proposed gift with your financial and legal advisors if desired.

If you already have a will or trust in place, adding Equality NC is simple! Use this sample bequest language in your will:

TO GIVE TO EQUALITY NC FOUNDATION [501(c)(3) NONPROFIT deductible]:

“I give ___________percent (___%) of my residuary estate [or, the sum of _________dollars ($____)] to Equality North Carolina Foundation, Inc. (“Equality Foundation NC”), that is recognized as exempt from tax under Sections 501(c)(3) and 170(b) of the Internal Revenue Code with its principal office located in Raleigh, North Carolina, to be used for its general purposes.

TO GIVE TO EQUALITY NC, INC. [501(c)(4) NONPROFIT non-deductible]:

“I give ___________percent (___%) of my residuary estate [or, the sum of _________dollars ($____)] to Equality NC, Inc. (“Equality NC”), that is recognized as exempt from tax under Sections 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code with its principal office located in Raleigh, North Carolina, to be used for its general purposes.

If you have remembered Equality NC in your estate plans, please let us know so we can be sure to thank you for your incredibly meaningful and forward-thinking support!

For further information contact:

Ben Graumann
Development Director, Equality NC
P.O. Box 28768
Raleigh, NC 27611

bgraumann@equalitync.org

Phone 919.829.0343 x117 (o) | 704.451.4522 (c) | 919.827.4573

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