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    A Gift Through Your Will

    A gift by will to the American Bar Foundation (ABF) lets you support the ABF without your having to part with any assets now or at any time during your life. You will know that your generosity will support the ABF for years to come.

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    Join the Legacy Society

    The Legacy Society recognizes those who have provided for the ABF in their wills or other estate plans.

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    Meet Our Donors

    We are grateful for our dedicated supporters who have chosen to include the ABF in their charitable plans. Read about why others have chosen to make a planned gift to the ABF.

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Welcome to Planned Giving

Making a planned gift is a wonderful way to show your support and appreciation for the American Bar Foundation (ABF) and its mission while accommodating your own personal, financial, estate planning, and philanthropic goals. Including the ABF in your estate planning may actually enhance the value of the assets you leave to your loved ones and/or reduce the tax burden on your heirs. Just as important, you will know that you have made a meaningful contribution to the ABF.

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Are you looking for legal language to share with your attorney as you plan your estate? We invite you to consider including the ABF in your will.
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Which Gift Is Right for You?

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Try our gift comparison chart to see which gift type might best meet your various personal and financial goals. Choose up to three gift types to compare.
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Featured Planned Giving Blog Post

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A Qualified Charitable Distribution May Reduce Taxes on Your Social Security Benefits 
An IRA charitable rollover gift provides benefits you may already know about. Read more to learn how it could also reduce the taxable portion of your Social Security benefits.
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