Creating Long-Term Systemic Change
By making a legacy gift to Room to Read, your generosity and foresight will transform the lives of children across the globe for decades to come.
Leaving Your Legacy
At Room to Read, we want every child to have the opportunity to stay in school, with the teachers and materials they need to become fluent readers and thrive in the classroom and beyond.
Quality of life, health and economic opportunity all depend on education, yet there remains an education crisis in low income countries. Room to Read’s Legacy Society seeks to address this immense need, and your far-reaching investment in our organization allows us to continue transforming the lives of children across the globe through a focus on literacy and gender equality in education.
With charitable gift planning, you can leave a legacy that will continue to impact children for years to come. You can structure your gift to maximize its benefits in a way that is most favorable to you, your loved ones , and the organizations you choose.
Room to Read’s Legacy Society recognizes individuals who have made provisions for Room to Read through their estate plans. As a Legacy Society member you can tell your story and become a role model to others thinking about leaving a legacy gift to Room to Read. If you prefer, you can remain anonymous.
There are many ways to include Room to Read in your long-term philanthropic planning. We are grateful to those who remember us through a bequest or other types of legacy gift.
A charitable bequest is the most familiar type of legacy gift. As a donor, you are able to direct an executor or trustee to make a gift to Room to Read through a will or trust. You maintain complete control over the assets during your lifetime, and you can change your instructions for their ultimate distribution at any time. For an estate, a charitable bequest is the simplest means of obtaining an estate deduction.
A life insurance policy can become a powerful and simple way to support our work. You can name Room to Read as a primary beneficiary for a percentage or a specified amount of the policy, or you can make us a contingent beneficiary. Donating a policy outright is another strategy for creating significant impact on our work.
You can designate Room to Read as a beneficiary of your retirement or pension plan. Depending on your tax situation, your plan assets can be transferred to Room to Read tax free and your heirs may be able to avoid income tax on the distribution from your plan. As a qualified charity, Room to Read will pay no taxes on the proceeds and will have more funds to reach more children in need.
Is Room to Read already in your plans? Please let us know. We would love to include you in the Legacy Society and give you the recognition* and thanks you deserve.
We recognize that you may have other options based your country of residence or tax status. Please consult with your tax, legal or professional advisor when creating your legacy plans.
* Please note that publishing your name in any public document is entirely optional.