Planned Giving

Did you know? You can also name the ACLU of Ohio Foundation as a beneficiary on a variety of accounts such as life insurance or 401(K) policies.


Support the ACLU directly through your IRA account.

Make a Gift to the ACLU of Ohio In Your Will

One of the most important ways that you can 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. Legacy gifts provide financial support for the protection of civil liberties and guarantee the ACLU of Ohio is equipped to continue the fight to protect Constitutional rights. Additionally, these gifts provide an opportunity for you to honor a friend or family member by making a memorial gift in your will or trust – ensuring that their legacy of philanthropy lives on.

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 give@acluohio.org or call (216) 472 – 2220.