LEAVE A LEGACY is a public awareness campaign designed to inspire people just like you to make a charitable bequest. Bequests are just one type of "planned gift" (a gift that will be distributed sometime in the future) that can be made to the organization(s) you value. 

All types of nonprofit groups, including social service and arts organizations, churches, hospitals and educational institutions can benefit from charitable bequests. You are encouraged to make a charitable bequest to the organization(s) that you deem deserving of your support.


Active Leave a Legacy Programs

Planned Giving Roundtable of Southeast Michigan

Leave a Legacy Western New York

Leave a Legacy MN


Public domain resources are available for download on this webpage. 

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Why Give? 


How to Give

LEAVE A LEGACY® - How to Give

Donor Stories

Couple Leaves Entire Fortune to Veterinary School After a Lifetime of Loving Cats: LEAVE A LEGACY® - Donor Stories1

Bequests Help Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra Play On: LEAVE A LEGACY® - Donor Stories2

Medical Students in Need Receive Scholarships from Fund Established a Half a Century Ago: LEAVE A LEGACY® - Donor Stories3

Devoted Volunteer Bequeaths Highly-Valuable Paintings to IMA: LEAVE A LEGACY® - Donor Stories4

Love of Opera Leads Patron to Make Bequest, Other Planned Gifts to Ensure the Future of Michigan Opera Theatre: LEAVE A LEGACY® - Donor Stories5

Scholarship Fund Established to Honor Trailblazing Judge: LEAVE A LEGACY® - Donor Stories6

Small Town Indiana Janitor Surprises School with $80,000 Gift: LEAVE A LEGACY® - Donor Stories7

Irish Immigrant Settles in St. Louis and Forms Children’s Hospital: LEAVE A LEGACY® - Donor Stories8

If you have questions or are in need of more information, please contact the CGP office at 317.269.6274 or info@charitablegiftplanners.org