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PSR's goals of preventing a nuclear attack and saving our environment are also our top concerns. Thus, we wish to support the organization now and into the future. PSR is a leader in the disarmament and environmental health communities and we are proud to have our names associated with such a wonderful institution.

We have honored our concern for PSR's issues by leaving a bequest to Physicians for Social Responsibility. We are taking a step toward making a difference. We look forward to living long, fulfilling lives but we also want to make sure that our children and grandchildren inherit a safe and healthy planet.

These special gift arrangements will have a meaningful impact on public health and safety. Planned gifts often provide contributors significant financial benefits such as increased income and lower income tax, while allowing us to bypass capital gains, eliminate potential estate taxes, and more.

Please read inspiring stories about some members of PSR's Legacy Society for a Safe and Healthy World—and learn how and why other PSR supporters created their own legacy of compassion.

Dr. Jim and Sandy JonesJim Jones Signature    Sandy Jones Signature

Dr. Jim and Sandy Jones

Dr. Michael McCally and Dr. Christine Cassel
Dr. Kent Bransford
Dr. Barbara Warren
Dr. Peter Wilk
Dr. Michael McCally and
Dr. Christine Cassel
Dr. Kent Bransford Dr. Barbara Warren Dr. Peter Wilk

To find out which planned gift is right for you, contact Christine Herrmann at 202-587-5239 or cherrmann@psr.org.

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A charitable bequest is one or two sentences in your will or living trust that leave to Physicians for Social Responsibility a specific item, an amount of money, a gift contingent upon certain events or a percentage of your estate.

an individual or organization designated to receive benefits or funds under a will or other contract, such as an insurance policy, trust or retirement plan

I hereby give and bequeath ($______, or ______ percent of the rest, remainder and residue of my estate, or the proceeds from the sale of real estate that I own located at ________ by my estate) to Physicians for Social Responsibility, a nonprofit corporation exempt from Federal taxation under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, currently located at 1111 14th St NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20005, Federal tax identification number 23-7059731 for its general purposes.

able to be changed or cancelled

A revocable living trust is set up during your lifetime and can be revoked at any time before death. They allow assets held in the trust to pass directly to beneficiaries without probate court proceedings and can also reduce federal estate taxes.

cannot be changed or cancelled

tax on gifts generally paid by the person making the gift rather than the recipient

the original value of an asset, such as stock, before its appreciation or depreciation

the growth in value of an asset like stock or real estate since the original purchase

the price a willing buyer and willing seller can agree on

The person receiving the gift annuity payments.

the part of an estate left after debts, taxes and specific bequests have been paid

a written and properly witnessed legal change to a will

the person named in a will to manage the estate, collect the property, pay any debt, and distribute property according to the will

A donor advised fund is an account that you set up but which is managed by a nonprofit organization. You contribute to the account, which grows tax-free. You can recommend how much (and how often) you want to distribute money from that fund to PSR or other charities. You cannot direct the gifts.

An endowed gift can create a new endowment or add to an existing endowment. The principal of the endowment is invested and a portion of the principal’s earnings are used each year to support our mission.

Tax on the growth in value of an asset—such as real estate or stock—since its original purchase.

Securities, real estate or any other property having a fair market value greater than its original purchase price.

Real estate can be a personal residence, vacation home, timeshare property, farm, commercial property or undeveloped land.

A charitable remainder trust provides you or other named individuals income each year for life or a period not exceeding 20 years from assets you give to the trust you create.

You give assets to a trust that pays our organization set payments for a number of years, which you choose. The longer the length of time, the better the gift tax savings to you. When the term is up, the remaining trust assets go to you, your family or other beneficiaries you select. This is an excellent way to transfer property to family members at a minimal cost.

You fund this type of trust with cash or appreciated assets—and receive an immediate federal income tax charitable deduction. You can also make additional gifts; each one also qualifies for a tax deduction. The trust pays you, each year, a variable amount based on a fixed percentage of the fair market value of the trust assets. When the trust terminates, the remaining principal goes to PSR as a lump sum.

You fund this trust with cash or appreciated assets—and receive an immediate federal income tax charitable deduction. Each year the trust pays you or another named individual the same dollar amount you choose at the start. When the trust terminates, the remaining principal goes to PSR as a lump sum.

A beneficiary designation clearly identifies how specific assets will be distributed after your death.

A charitable gift annuity involves a simple contract between you and PSR where you agree to make a gift to PSR and we, in return, agree to pay you (and someone else, if you choose) a fixed amount each year for the rest of your life.

Personal Estate Planning Kit Request Form

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