Promising Futures
Legacy Circle

Bequest Through Will or Living Trust

Charitable Bequest

Making a charitable bequest via your will or living trust is one of the easiest and most flexible ways that you can make a legacy gift to Promises2Kids.

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Benefits of a Bequest

  • Receive a Charitable Deduction When Gifted

  • Reduce the Taxes Assumed by Your Family

  • Support Foster Youth with Your Legacy

Ways to Make a Bequest

  • Percentage: gift a certain percentage of your estate

  • Specific: gift a specific monetary amount or asset such as a home

  • Residual: gift the balance or residual of your estate

Become a Member of the Promises2Kids Promising Futures Legacy Circle

Join a visionary group of people, known as the Promising Futures Legacy Circle, who have shown their commitment to creating a brighter future for foster children with a legacy gift to Promises2Kids. With thoughtful planning, anyone can make a lasting impact that benefits themselves and their loved ones and bring hope to thousands of future foster children, while enjoying tax advantages and other benefits.

Legacy Circle members receive special benefits and recognition, including invitations to exclusive quarterly events and a welcome gift to acknowledge your generosity.

To join, simply notify us of your plans to make a legacy gift to Promises2Kids. Be part of the solution by joining the Promising Futures Legacy Circle and leave a legacy gift through a Will, Trust or other long-range plan.

How a Bequest Works

A charitable bequest is easy and with the help of an attorney, you can include the following language to support Promises2Kids:

“I/We give and devise $________ (or _______% of my/our estate) to the Promises2Kids Foundation, a California nonprofit corporation. Tax ID # 95-3655288”

Need Assistance?

For questions about leaving a bequest to Promises2Kids or to notify us of your bequest, please contact Emily Hassig, CFRE, Chief Development Officer at 858.751.6624 or


Interested in Learning More?

Our Free Estate Planning Guide Can Assist with Planning Your Will & Trust

This complimentary, Estate Planning Guide will help you work alongside your advisor and show you the many ways you can leave a legacy to Promises2Kids, your family or your community.

Please fill out the form below to receive the guide or contact Corey Polant, Director of Philanthropic Operations at 858.751.6610 or

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