Planned Giving

Make a bequest

One of the most important ways that you may express your personal commitment to the mission and work of the ACLU of Ohio Foundation is by making a gift through your will or trust.  Gifts of this type provide financial support for the protection of civil liberties, and sustain the ACLU of Ohio in its fight to protect Constitutional rights.

You may include the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio or the ACLU of Ohio Foundation as a beneficiary of your will for a specific dollar amount, a percentage of your estate, or as a contingent beneficiary. Although both the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio and the ACLU of Ohio Foundation accept bequests, only those to the ACLU of Ohio Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, qualify for the estate tax charitable deduction.

When your attorney drafts your will, we suggest using the following language:

“I give to the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio Foundation, Inc. [(the sum of $___) or (all or __ percent of my residuary estate)] to be used for its general purposes.”
Or
“I give to the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio, Inc. [(the sum of $___) or (all or __ percent of my residuary estate)] to be used for its general purposes.”

For further information about making a bequest, please contact the Development Manager by emailing contact@acluohio.org or call (216) 472 – 2220.