Habitat for Humanity Legacy Society
We have more than 1,500 local affiliates in the United States and more than 70 national organizations around the world. Together, we have helped to build or repair over 800,000 houses and serve more than 4 million people worldwide. But future generations will continue to struggle against slums and sub-standard housing and the work to rid the world of poverty housing will take more than a lifetime.
The Legacy Society is comprised of friends who make gift plans to benefit Habitat's housing ministry beyond their lifetime-moving us ever closer to the ultimate goal of every person in every community having a decent place to life.
The society gives recognition to those who share Habitat's vision for the future. You can leave a gift in your will, name Habitat as a beneficiary of your retirement plan or fund a charitable gift annuity to enjoy income and tax benefits now while supporting Habitat's future work.
The Habitat for Humanity Legacy Society was founded to recognize the importance of legacy gifts in accomplishing the vision of a world without poverty housing. To become a member, you must plan to benefit Habitat for Humanity after your lifetime-whether in the form of a bequest, annuity or other planned giving arrangement-and notify Habitat of your plans. It is not necessary to reveal the financial details of your planning, but if you are comfortable doing so, this information may be helpful in our long-range financial planning.
We found out that Legacy Society members don't want us to spend a lot of money on recognition items so that more can be spent to eliminate poverty housing. Still, we think it takes a special kind of person to make plans for the benefit of unknown people in the unknowable future, so we are happy to send a simple framed certificate of appreciation to Legacy Society members.
If you have questions about the Habitat for Humanity Legacy Society, please contact the Planned Giving department at 800-422-4828, Ext. 3614 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The information on this website is not intended as legal or tax advice. For such advice, please consult an attorney or tax advisor. Figures cited in examples are for hypothetical purposes only and are subject to change. References to estate and income taxes include federal taxes only. State income/estate taxes or state law may impact your results. Annuities are subject to regulation by the State of California. Payments under such agreements, however, are not protected or otherwise guaranteed by any government agency or the California Life and Health Insurance Guarantee Association. A charitable gift annuity is not regulated by the Oklahoma Insurance Department and is not protected by a guaranty association affiliated with the Oklahoma Insurance Department. Charitable gift annuities are not regulated by and are not under the jurisdiction of the South Dakota Division of Insurance.