Create your legacy of nonviolence and peace by making a planned gift to Pace e Bene Nonviolence Service.

Once your loved ones are provided for, consider a planned gift to Pace e Bene Nonviolence Service in your will or trust or a gift by beneficiary designation. With your planned gift you make a powerful statement about fostering a just and peaceful world through nonviolence education, community-building, and public action.

Please let us know if you’ve included a gift for Pace e Bene Nonviolence Service in your will or trust or a gift by beneficiary designation. Providing us with documentation is the best way to ensure that your wishes are honored. Contact us at info@paceebene.org or 510-268-8765


+ GIFTS IN A WILL OR TRUST

A gift in your will or trust is one of the easiest and most popular ways to show your commitment for nonviolence and peace. It takes just a few sentences in your will to set up a gift. This is how to ensure that future generations will live in a more peaceful world free of violence, racism, war, and environmental destruction.

With a gift to Pace e Bene Nonviolence Service in your will or trust:

  • You retain control of the assets making up your gift.
  • You can direct your gift to be used for a specific purpose (be sure to check with us to make sure your gift can be used as intended).
  • You can change your gift at any time and for any reason.

Here are the most popular ways to leave a gift in your will:

  • A general bequest leaves a gift of a stated sum of money in your will or trust, typically personal property or assets.
  • A residuary bequest leaves a gift of a percentage of the “rest, residue and remainder” of your estate after other bequests, debts and taxes have been paid.
  • A specific bequest leaves a specific dollar amount or stated fraction of your estate or a specified gift of property.
  • A contingent bequest leaves a stated share of your estate, only if a spouse, partner, family member or other beneficiary does not survive you.

If you are thinking about your legacy or revising your will, you may want to include Pace e Bene in your estate planning. Here’s language that many supporters use:

“I give the sum of $> > ___> > [or the following property described as > > > __> ] to Pace e Bene Nonviolence Service, a not-for-profit corporation registered in the state of Nevada in the United States of America. Pace e Bene is an IRS-approved 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization and its tax exempt identification number (EIN) is 88-0482312 . Pace e Bene has its principal office address as Pace e Bene, PO Box F Corvallis, OR 97339, USA, and can be reached at 510-268-8765.”

Don’t forget to let us know when you set up your bequest so we can thank you for your generous support!

+ GIFTS BY BENEFICIARY DESIGNATION

You can name Pace e Bene Nonviolence Service as a beneficiary of retirement accounts, life insurance plans, CDs, bank accounts, brokerage accounts, and other assets. This is one of the easiest gifts to give. It doesn’t require an estate plan or a lawyer and you can change your beneficiaries at any time. You simply contact the firm that holds your assets and ask them for a beneficiary form to fill out.

Please let us know if you have named Pace e Bene Nonviolence Service as a beneficiary so we can thank you for your generosity and show you the impact your gift will have.

+ RETIREMENT PLAN

Retirement assets, including 401(k)s and IRAs, are among the most heavily taxed, making them an ideal opportunity for charitable giving once you no longer need the assets.

Consider making Pace e Bene Nonviolence Service a beneficiary of your retirement assets while leaving other less-heavily taxed assets to loved ones. Pace e Bene Nonviolence Service is tax exempt and eligible to receive the full amount, bypassing any income taxes.

With a retirement plan gift:

  • You continue to take regular lifetime withdrawals.
  • You maintain flexibility to change beneficiaries at any time and for any reason.
  • You avoid the potential double taxation on assets left in your retirement account.

+ LIFE INSURANCE GIFT

Life insurance is an affordable way to leave a gift for Pace e Bene Nonviolence Service while you receive tax savings benefits during your lifetime.

With a life insurance gift:

  • A significant gift from disposable income at a fraction of the value.
  • Tax saving can be immediately realized.
  • Your donation could reduce final taxes of your estate.
  • Insurance gifts transfer outside the estate

+ CD's, BANK AND BROKERAGE ACCOUNTS

One of the easiest ways you can spread a culture of peace is by making Pace e Bene Nonviolence Service the beneficiary of a certificate of deposit, a checking or savings bank account, or brokerage account. Simply request a Pay on Death (POD) or Transfer on Death (TOD) designation form from your financial institution.

+ DONOR ADVISED FUND RESIDUALS

Final distribution of contributions remaining in a Donor Advised Fund is governed by the contract you completed when you created your fund. We hope you consider naming Pace e Bene Nonviolence Service as a beneficiary of your account. Or you can name us the beneficiary a portion of the account value, leaving the remaining portion for your heirs to continue your legacy.

To designate Pace e Bene Nonviolence Service (tax-deductible) as a beneficiary of a retirement plan, life insurance policy or other financial account, please use the following information:

Pace e Bene Nonviolence Service (Federal Tax ID 88-0482312), located at PO Box F Corvallis, OR 97339, USA.


PLEASE NOTE: Pace e Bene Nonviolence Service recommends that you work with your tax, financial, and legal advisors when making a gift to Pace e Bene Nonviolence Service. Pace e Bene Nonviolence Service recommends consulting an attorney when preparing legal documents. Pace e Bene Nonviolence Service cannot render tax or legal advice, and this information is not intended as such.

For additional information or questions about making a planned gift to Pace e Bene Nonviolence Service, please contact Ryan Hall at ryanhall@pacebene.org or (510) 268-8765.

Donations to Pace e Bene Nonviolence Service are tax-deductible as allowed by law. Federal tax ID# 88-0482312.