COC

Planned Giving Opportunities

Leave a legacy of your commitment to support the causes of global economic justice by stabilizing the Center's future.

Contact us for information on the Center’s planned giving options. Consult with your attorney or tax-advisor for help with choosing your best option.

Center of Concern
1627 K Street, N.W., Eleventh Floor
Washington, D.C. 20006-1710 USA
+1 (202) 635-2757
coc@coc.org

Bequests through Will or Estate Planning

You can continue to bless the Center with your generosity by including us in your will or estate plan. All bequests, big or small, are greatly appreciated and are tax-deductible, if not tax-exempt.

Here are a few examples to consider:

  • Include the Center in your will. (Contact your attorney about adding a codicil).
  • Allocate a percentage of your estate.
  • Specify a fixed-sum or dollar amount.
  • Residual bequest to ensure that after all specified bequests are made to named recipients, the Center of Concern receives the "residue," or remaining amount of the estate.
  • Contingent bequest provides that we would receive certain assets, only if the named individuals do not survive you.

Gifts of Appreciated Property

Donate your appreciated assets to the Center of Concern and receive tax savings, while at the same time giving an immediate and important contribution. Examples of such assets include, but are not limited to:

  • Stocks
  • Bonds
  • Mutual Funds
  • Real Estate

For example, if you give the Center $5,000 worth of stock, that you purchased for $1,000, instead of $5,000 as an outright gift of cash, you'll not only receive the income tax deduction, but you'll also save money by avoiding the capital gains tax.

Life Income Gifts

Make a substantial gift to the Center, and provide for your own future financial health and security. Consider the following: Charitable Gift Annuities--transfer cash or marketable securities to the Center, in turn paying you a fixed income for life. Charitable Remainder Trusts-- work the same way as most types of trusts and can provide you with substantial tax benefits for a number of years.