During your lifetime, you can recommend a grant from your donor advised fund (DAF) to impact lives through the Union of Concerned Scientists.

If you would like to make a gift now through your donor advised fund, simply click the link below to find your fund:

Create your legacy of philanthropy

The final distribution of contributions remaining in your donor advised fund after your lifetime can be designated when you create or update your fund.

If you decide to change your beneficiary designation, would you let us know? We would like to recognize you for your generosity and ensure that your gift is used as you intend.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions about setting up your legacy gift or if you need more information.

I invite you to contact the UCS Planned Giving team so we can chat about easy ways to make an impact using your donor advised fund.

6 ways you can make an impact with your donor advised fund:

  1. Memorialize, honor, or commemorate a loved one or an event.
  2. Avoid capital gains by first transferring appreciated stock to your donor advised fund and then gifting it in minutes.
  3. Teach your loved ones about charity and why you believe in giving back.
  4. Build a sense of community (and make a bigger impact) by forming “giving circles” with other donor advised fund owners including friends and family members.
  5. Bundle your charitable gifts (doing so could result in an opportunity to itemize your deductions in the same year).
  6. Leave all or a portion of your account to charity simply by changing your beneficiary designation.

We hope you will consider naming the Union of Concerned Scientists as a beneficiary of your donor advised fund. You may even designate our organization to receive a portion of the account value while leaving the remaining portion for your children or grandchildren to continue your legacy of philanthropy.

Share Your Legacy

Please let us know if you’ve already included a gift for Union of Concerned Scientists. Providing us with documentation is the best way to ensure that your gift is used in the way you intend.

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The Planned Giving Team
The Planned Giving Team

The content found on this site is general in nature and intended to be used for informational purposes only. It should not be relied upon as legal, tax, accounting or other professional advice. To determine how a gift or estate planning decision might affect your particular circumstances, it is expressly recommended that you consult an attorney, financial advisor or other qualified professional.