Planned Giving

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Donate a Planned Gift

Make a long-lasting impact on the safety and well-being of your community by making a planned gift to the American Red Cross. Planned giving can provide substantial benefits to donors and their families alike.

Determining what gift is right for you is just as important as making the gift. There are a variety of easy giving options—from leaving a gift to the Red Cross in your will or living trust to gifting real estate or funding a charitable gift annuity. Individuals from all income levels have the opportunity to leave a planned gift. Ultimately the best plan for you will balance what you wish to accomplish for yourself, your family and your charitable interests in your overall estate and financial plans.

The Red Cross honors every planned gift donor with membership in the Legacy Society. We invite you to become a member of the Legacy Society, created exclusively to honor and recognize people who have helped to continue our lifesaving work through a gift to the American Red Cross in their wills, trusts or estate plans. As a Red Cross Legacy Society member, you’ll receive a certificate of appreciation and a Legacy Society lapel pin to serve as a reminder to others of your support of our mission. Your gift can be recognized publicly, unless you prefer to give anonymously.

For more information on planned giving, giving options, or joining the American Red Cross Legacy Society, please contact Monica Long at 206-726-3511 or