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Planned Giving

Legacy of HOPE Society

Project HOPE established the Legacy of HOPE Society to honor a special group of individuals who have remembered Project HOPE in their estate or financial plans.

Membership is open to anyone who has made provisions for Project HOPE through any one of a variety of estate planning options including bequests, charitable gift annuities or other gift planning vehicles. This special community of supporters shares a strong common bond of generosity and leadership. Through their gifts, they demonstrate their commitment to provide people around the globe with HOPE for the future.

Benefits of Membership
As a member of the Legacy of HOPE Society, you will receive:

  • Updates on Project HOPE programs and activities.
  • Recognition in our annual report.
  • Invitations to seminars and other events.

Join Today
If you have included Project HOPE in your plans, it would be our pleasure to welcome you to the Legacy of HOPE Society. Simply contact the Planned Giving Office at (800) 540-HOPE (4673), Ext. 487, or You may also complete our Leave a Legacy of HOPE form and return it to Project HOPE, 255 Carter Hall Lane, PO Box 250, Millwood, VA 22646. You are welcome to join and remain anonymous, if that is your preference.

Please note: We recognize that this designation is revocable by you at any time. Also, we do not share or publish the names of our Legacy of HOPE Society members without notifying you in advance with options. All information that you share with us is kept in the strictest confidence.

eBrochure Request Form

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A charitable bequest is one or two sentences in your will or living trust that leave to Project HOPE a specific item, an amount of money, a gift contingent upon certain events or a percentage of your estate.

an individual or organization designated to receive benefits or funds under a will or other contract, such as an insurance policy, trust or retirement plan

"After fulfilling all other provisions, I give, devise, and bequeath to Project HOPE-The People-to People Health Foundation Inc. (commonly known as Project HOPE), a charitable corporation [Tax ID #53-242962] located at Millwood, Virginia 22646,_____%of remainder and residuary of my estate (or $_____if a specific amount) for the general purposes and uses of the Foundation at the discretion of the Board of Directors."

able to be changed or cancelled

A revocable living trust is set up during your lifetime and can be revoked at any time before death. They allow assets held in the trust to pass directly to beneficiaries without probate court proceedings and can also reduce federal estate taxes.

cannot be changed or cancelled

tax on gifts generally paid by the person making the gift rather than the recipient

the original value of an asset, such as stock, before its appreciation or depreciation

the growth in value of an asset like stock or real estate since the original purchase

the price a willing buyer and willing seller can agree on

The person receiving the gift annuity payments.

the part of an estate left after debts, taxes and specific bequests have been paid

a written and properly witnessed legal change to a will

the person named in a will to manage the estate, collect the property, pay any debt, and distribute property according to the will

A donor advised fund is an account that you set up but which is managed by a nonprofit organization. You contribute to the account, which grows tax-free. You can recommend how much (and how often) you want to distribute money from that fund to Project HOPE or other charities. You cannot direct the gifts.

An endowed gift can create a new endowment or add to an existing endowment. The principal of the endowment is invested and a portion of the principal’s earnings are used each year to support our mission.

Tax on the growth in value of an asset—such as real estate or stock—since its original purchase.

Securities, real estate or any other property having a fair market value greater than its original purchase price.

Real estate can be a personal residence, vacation home, timeshare property, farm, commercial property or undeveloped land.

A charitable remainder trust provides you or other named individuals income each year for life or a period not exceeding 20 years from assets you give to the trust you create.

You give assets to a trust that pays our organization set payments for a number of years, which you choose. The longer the length of time, the better the potential tax savings to you. When the term is up, the remaining trust assets go to you, your family or other beneficiaries you select. This is an excellent way to transfer property to family members at a minimal cost.

You fund this type of trust with cash or appreciated assets—and may qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction when you itemize. You can also make additional gifts; each one also qualifies for a tax deduction. The trust pays you, each year, a variable amount based on a fixed percentage of the fair market value of the trust assets. When the trust terminates, the remaining principal goes to Project HOPE as a lump sum.

You fund this trust with cash or appreciated assets—and may qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction when you itemize. Each year the trust pays you or another named individual the same dollar amount you choose at the start. When the trust terminates, the remaining principal goes to Project HOPE as a lump sum.

A beneficiary designation clearly identifies how specific assets will be distributed after your death.

A charitable gift annuity involves a simple contract between you and Project HOPE where you agree to make a gift to Project HOPE and we, in return, agree to pay you (and someone else, if you choose) a fixed amount each year for the rest of your life.

Personal Estate Planning Kit Request Form

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