Planned Giving - Create a Legacy with Brady | Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence

Create a Legacy with Brady

Jim and Sarah Brady

For over 40 years, the Brady Center & Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence has worked to create a safer America by reducing the public health epidemic of gun violence. For many supporters, remembering the Brady Center or Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence in your estate is a powerful way to leave your legacy in the fight for gun violence prevention.

Below you will find several easy ways to make Brady a part of your legacy, such as:

  • a codicil to your will
  • an amendment to your revocable trust
  • a retirement or life insurance plan beneficiary designation
  • a donor advised fund or private foundation succession plan

In doing so, you will contribute to Brady's mission, while preserving and enjoying assets you might need during your lifetime. Plus, a bequest to Brady Center is tax-deductible.

By including Brady in your estate plan, you will become a member of The Brady Legacy Society. The Society was established to recognize and honor those who, through their thoughtfulness and generosity, have made a legacy gift to the Center or Campaign. Members of our Legacy Society will be featured on our website, quarterly newsletter and annual report. As a member, you will also be able to attend Brady events as a special guest, including our annual Los Angeles and New York galas.

Let us know—If you choose to include Brady Center or Campaign in your estate plan, we would be honored to know of your intentions and to welcome you as a member of our Legacy Society.

Interested in More Information—To become a member of Brady's Legacy Society, please complete our Brady Legacy Society interest form, and we will contact you.

For more information about how your charitable bequest can benefit Brady, please contact Christa Kovacs at (202) 370-8120. We also recommend that you consult with your tax advisor or planning professional.

Sample Bequest Language:

General, Unrestricted Bequest

I give, devise and bequeath ($ amount/% amount) to the Brady (Center/Campaign) to Prevent Gun Violence, Inc., or its successor organization, a nonprofit corporation as described in section 170(c) of the Internal Revenue Code with national headquarters located at 840 First St. NE #400, Washington, D.C. 20002, to be used for its general purposes.

A Bequest for a Specific Purpose

If (name of beneficiary) does not survive me, or shall die during the administration of my estate, or as a result of a common disaster, then I give to the Brady (Center/Campaign) to Prevent Gun Violence, Inc. or its successor organization, a nonprofit corporation, as described in section 170(c) of the Internal Revenue Code, with national headquarters located at 840 First St. NE #400, Washington, D.C. 20002, all the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate, to be used for its benefit.

Giving Through Retirement Plans:

Designating Brady as a beneficiary of your retirement plan is an especially tax-wise way to support. Brady receives all or a part of the plan assets in full, undiminished by estate and gift taxes.

By naming Brady as the beneficiary of your retirement plan, the full amount of your legacy gift is available for a designation that you specify or as unrestricted funds that provide flexible support.

You can designate Brady as a beneficiary of part or all the remainder of your IRA or retirement plan.

How to include Brady

  • Request a beneficiary designation form from your plan's administrator. Many plans permit you to make the change directly online.
  • To include Brady by beneficiary designation, we should be named as: Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, a Washington DC nonprofit corporation, with headquarters at 840 First Street NE #400, Washington, DC 20002. Tax ID:52-1285097

For Professional Advisors

Brady welcomes the opportunity to work with you and your clients on tax-efficient ways to support Brady Center and Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. Please contact us directly for information or confidential assistance.

Legal Names and Taxpayer Identification Number:

All charitable gifts should be directed to either:

  • Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence 52-1285097
  • Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence 23-7321017

For assistance in drafting bequest provisions or for assistance with realized gifts, please contact:

Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence
Attn: Christa Kovacs
840 First Street NE #400
Washington, DC 20002
202-370-8120

ckovacs@bradymail.org