Leaving a Legacy of Freedom

Leave a Legacy for Freedom: Join the Don Kirkland Society

Are you concerned about the future of Pennsylvania and our nation? Do you want to meet the enduring need for a permanent force fighting for our shared principles? And do you want to leave a legacy for freedom for your kids, grandkids, and beyond?  

We invite you to join The Don Kirkland Society at the Commonwealth Foundation, and join an exclusive group that represents the most generous among our investors. Not only will you give now, but you will also make a commitment to never let the light of liberty grow dim in Pennsylvania.

If you would like a future of freedom for your loved ones, please consider joining the Don Kirkland Society today. You will receive benefits including updates from Commonwealth Foundation executives, special invitations, and personal recognition.

Your options to leave a legacy for freedom

Beneficiary Designation

You can designate Commonwealth Foundation as the beneficiary of any funds or assets left in your Individual Retirement Account (IRA), life insurance policy, annuity, or other account.  You can make this quick and easy type of gift by contacting your financial advisor and completing a simple form, or through their website.

Gifts from Your Individual Retirement Account (IRA)

If you are age 70 1/2 or older, you are required to take minimum distributions. You can avoid taxes on transfers of up to $100,000 from your IRA to Commonwealth Foundation and make a gift that is not subject to the deduction limits on charitable gifts. 

Gifts from Your Will or Trust

You can add Commonwealth Foundation to your will or trust by asking your attorney to add this language:

I give, devise, and bequeath (insert amount, percentage or remainder of estate) to the Commonwealth Foundation for Public Policy Alternatives, tax identification number 23-2473845, 225 State Street, Suite 302, Harrisburg, PA 17101 for general operations or (donor designated purpose).

Gifts that Generate Income for You and Your Family

In exchange for your immediate and irrevocable gift, you (or those whom you designate) receive a lifetime income stream through a Charitable Gift Annuity (CGA) or a Charitable Remainder Trust (CRT). You can also receive an immediate income tax deduction and avoid capital gains taxes that would have been due.

Do You Want to Leave a Legacy of Freedom? 

Our team is ready to talk with you and your financial planner about ways to maximize the impact of your giving for future generations.

For more information about making Commonwealth Foundation part of your legacy, or to be recognized for taking this step already, please contact:  

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Roger Custer
Senior Director of Development

Click here to learn more about the legacy of Don Kirkland, Sr.

Click here to learn how current Commonwealth Foundation donor Andrew Terhune evaluated his philanthropy and took the simple steps to ensure he leaves behind a legacy of freedom.