Planned Giving

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When you include CDF in your estate planning, you make the most impactful gift possible while meeting your needs and serving your family’s well-being. There are many options for including CDF in your estate planning:

  • Designate CDF as a beneficiary in your will. As a special benefit for our supporters, we’ve partnered with our friends at FreeWill so you can use their intuitive, online will-writing tool at no cost to you. The process typically takes no more than 25 minutes from start to finish, and you will be able to leave a bequest to the Children’s Defense Fund in your will if you so choose.
  • Designate CDF as a beneficiary in an individual or family trust
  • Designate CDF as a beneficiary of your 401K or other retirement account
  • Designate CDF as a beneficiary in your life insurance policy
  • Designate CDF as a beneficiary of your Qualified Charitable Deductions (QCDs), commonly called “IRA charitable rollover gifts.” These withdrawals are known as Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs), and are open to anyone 70.5 years and older with a traditional or Roth IRA. Give from your IRA today.

If you have not yet included The Children’s Defense Fund in your estate plans and would like to explore the best options for you and your family, please review the estate planning PDF below or contact our Development Department at donations@childrensdefense.org or (202) 662-3670 for confidential assistance with no obligation.

CDF Legacy Gift Planning FAQs

CDF Estates and Bequests – Sample Language 2019