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Wills, Bequests and Living Trusts

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 Federation Inc., of Fairfield, Connecticut, Tax ID#06-0726487, (all, or __ percent of) the rest, residue and remainder of my estate for its general purposes."

Please click here for sample bequest language.

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.

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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.

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Beneficiary Designations

You can designate Save the Children as a beneficiary for:

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

Making a beneficiary gift is a simple process:

  • We recommend calling your plan administrator's customer service department. They can direct you to the beneficiary page on their website and help you complete the form in just a few minutes. Or, you can request to have a form mailed to you.
  • On the beneficiary form, decide what percentage (up to 100%) you would like us to receive and name Save the Children as the beneficiary. Please use our Federal Tax Identification number: 06-0726487 in place of a social security number.

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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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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.

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We're Here to Help

There are many ways you can give to Save the Children. If you are interested in learning more about leaving a legacy gift to us, you can request more information by filling out the form below, or contact us at (475) 999-3182 or plannedgiving@savechildren.org.


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