Nur, 11, takes part in activities at Save the Children’s Child Friendly Space, in a Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh. Nur*, who has been deaf since birth, became separated from his parents after their village was attacked in Myanmar. He’s now living with extended family. Nur* receives support from a Save the Children caseworker. Photo credit: Jonathan Hyams / Save the Children 2018.

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Contact Marc Vigliotti at (475) 999-3182 or plannedgiving@savechildren.org for additional information on bequests or to chat more about the different options for including Save the Children in your will or estate plan.

Gifts That Leave a Legacy

Wills, Bequests and Living Trust

If you are looking to leave Save the Children in your will, you are able to do so by adding as little as one sentence in your will to complete your gift:

“I give to Save the Children, a nonprofit corporation currently located in Fairfield, CT, or its successor thereto, [percentage or written amount of the estate or description of property] for its unrestricted use and purpose."

This type of donation in your will or living trust helps to ensure that we are able to give children the opportunity to learn and protect them from harm for years to come.

FreeWill: Create Your Legal Will Online

Through our partnership with FreeWill, we have made it easy for you to create an official legal document and start your estate planning. Draft your will.

* By clicking on “Draft your will”, you will be taken to our partner’s website, which is not owned by Save the Children.

Gift of Life Insurance

Ways to give life insurance to Save the Children:

  1. Name us a beneficiary of the policy:  This gift is as simple as updating your beneficiary designation form with the policy holder. You can designate us as the primary beneficiary for a percentage or specific amount. You can also make us the contingent beneficiary so that we will receive the balance of your policy only if your primary beneficiary does not survive you. 
  2. Make an outright gift of an existing policy: You can name us as owner and beneficiary of an existing policy as well as take out a new policy and irrevocably name Save the Children as owner and beneficiary of the insurance contract.

Beneficiary Designations

A beneficiary designation offers:

  • IRAs and retirement plans
  • Life insurance policies
  • Donor-Advised Funds
  • Commercial annuities

It only takes three simple steps to make this type of gift. Here is how to name Save the Children as a beneficiary:

  1. Contact your retirement plan administrator, insurance company, bank or financial institution for a change-of-beneficiary form.
  2. Decide what percentage (1% to 100%) you would like us to receive and name us, along with the percentage you chose, on the beneficiary form.
  3. Return the completed form to your plan administrator, insurance company, bank or financial institution.

Bank Accounts

Giving through your bank account is a common tool that can help further the work of Save the Children.

How to give through your bank account:

  1. Name Save the Children as the “payable on death” beneficiary of a bank account.
  2. Close your bank account, and donate the funds to Save the Children.
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