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Leave a Legacy

Polly and John ElyEnsuring a Healthy Future

John and Polly Ely were long time donors and volunteers for RESULTS and RESULTS Educational Fund (REF). Both had long careers in social change in Iowa, and were instrumental in the success of RESULTS/REF in their community. Their generosity, so clear to anyone who had the pleasure of knowing them, extended well beyond their own community as they fought tirelessly into their late 80s to ensure that families around the world had the tools and support they needed to move out of poverty.

The Elys also made a commitment to ensure a healthy future for RESULTS/REF by leaving a legacy gift in their will. By committing to a healthy, thriving future for RESULTS/REF they ensured a healthier future for the world’s children and their families. The Ely’s estate will continue to support the work that they valued so much in their life.

You, too, can keep your vision, passion, and commitment to a world free from hunger and poverty alive by including RESULTS/REF in your estate planning. Members of The Legacy Fund are committed to creating healthy futures for our organization and our world.

What will your legacy be?

We wish to extend a personal invitation to you to join The Legacy Fund today.

Meet Merelyn Worthy, a member of The Legacy Fund.

Types of Planned Gifts

Bequests: There are several kinds of bequests that can be made to RESULTS or REF, including the following:

  • A Specific Bequest: A particular asset that you designate will go to RESULTS or REF.
  • A Residual Bequest: A percentage of your estate or your residual estate that you designate will go to RESULTS or REF.
  • A Contingent Bequest: A gift made if your beneficiaries do not survive you.
  • Life Insurance Bequest: Name RESULTS, Inc. or RESULTS Educational Fund as the owner and/or beneficiary of a new or existing life insurance policy.

Charitable Remainder Trust: A charitable remainder trust is a separately invested and managed trust that pays income to you or other named beneficiaries for your life or a term of up to twenty years. At the termination of the trust, the principal goes to RESULTS or REF.

Charitable Lead Trust: A charitable lead trust is a separately invested and managed trust that, during a specified number of years, pays a fixed percentage of the trust’s assets to RESULTS Educational Fund. At the end of the trust term, the assets are passed to the beneficiaries you name.

Retirement Plan Assets: There are many tax advantages to having RESULTS Educational Fund be the beneficiary to your hard-earned retirement assets. Check with your financial planner or tax advisor for more information.

Stock or Securities Gifts: Check with your financial planner or tax advisor for more information about donating stocks or securities to RESULTS or REF.

If you are interested in leaving a legacy gift please contact your lawyer or financial advisor.

The following is suggested language for bequests to benefit RESULTS Educational Fund, Inc.:
"I give, devise, and bequeath to RESULTS Educational Fund, Inc., 1101 15th Street NW, Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20005, (either) [the sum of $________ ] (or) [________% of the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate, both real and personal] for sole charitable purposes."

The following is suggested language for bequests to benefit RESULTS, Inc.:
"I give, devise, and bequeath to RESULTS, Inc., 1101 15th Street NW, Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20005, (either) [the sum of $________ ] (or) [________% of the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate, both real and personal] for sole charitable purpose."
(NOTE: Gifts to RESULTS, Inc. are not tax deductible.)

Once you have made your wishes known to your family and council, please let us know at RESULTS and REF so we can properly acknowledge your gift.

Please contact Jen Maurer (201) 333-8376 or jmaurer@results.org with any questions regarding planned gifts.

Please note that RESULTS and RESULTS Educational Fund are not involved or qualified to provide legal or tax advisory services. Because the tax and financial details involved with any giving program are dependent upon your particular situation, we urge you to consult with your financial, legal, and tax advisors to review any charitable gifts you may want to give.