PLANNED GIVING

Planned gifts, such as bequests or charitable trusts, can be an advantageous way for you to provide a gift to NETWORK. As opposed to an annual fund gift that comes from your current budget, a planned gift allows you to accomplish your long-term financial giving goals, either through a gift now or after your lifetime, while enjoying financial benefits for yourself and your loved ones.

Types of Gifts

There are four ways to contribute within our Planned Giving Program. We ask that you contact Maggie Brevig, Development Director, at (202) 601-7864 or mbrevig@networklobby.org so we can assist you while you determine the option best suited for you — and so we can recognize you in our Annual Report.

Wills and Bequest

You may make a bequest or gift through your estate by including a provision in your will or living trust. Contributions can be made to NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice, NETWORK Advocates for Catholic Social Justice, or the NETWORK 50th Anniversary Endowment Fund. Please contact our office and we can provide suggested language.

Gifts of Stock

Put the stock market to work for justice with a gift of stock! Contributions can be made to NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice, NETWORK Advocates for Catholic Social Justice, or the NETWORK 50th Anniversary Endowment Fund.

Trusts

Charitable trusts offer a way of supporting NETWORK Advocates for Catholic Social Justice while at the same time providing financially for yourself, your family or your heirs and substantial tax benefits. Our program allows for two options.

  1. A charitable lead trust provides payments to NETWORK Advocates for Catholic Social Justice during your lifetime; the trust principal would then go to your designated heirs.
  2. A charitable remainder trust provides payments to you or someone you’ve designated during your lifetime; the trust principal would then go to NETWORK Advocates for Catholic Social Justice.

Retirement Plans and Life Insurance

You can contribute by naming NETWORK as a beneficiary of a retirement plan, such as a IRA, Sep IRA, Keogh, 401[k], or 403[b], or life insurance policy. To do so, simply request a “change-of-beneficiary” form from your plan’s administrator and contact our office for guidance. Remember that if your contribution needs to be tax-deductible, you should designate your gift to NETWORK Advocates for Catholic Social Justice.

Bread and Roses Society

All supporters who make planned giving contributions are invited to join our Bread and Roses Society. When you make your plan, please contact us and let us know how you would like to be acknowledged among our listing recognizing members in our Annual Report.