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My Patriot And Me
Daughters share compelling stories about their personal ties to the Revolution and how their patriots' legacies inspired them to create legacies for themselves. Perhaps these stories will remind you of your ties to the past—and to NSDAR today.
A Generous Spirit and a Lasting Legacy Helps Female Veterans
Vivian Luther Schafer was known for her altruism. She wanted to make a difference for the brave women who served our nation but need a little help now. She how NSDAR is using her gift to make her final wishes come true. Read More »
Creating a Legacy at NSDAR
Is there a DAR initiative you're passionate about? Sheila June Hewitt had a connection to the Guardian Trust. See how she made a gift that will support her passion forever. Read More »
Daughter's Memory Lives on Through Gift
Lori Matia cemented her legacy at NSDAR by including a percentage of her retirement plan assets to benefit the President General's Project. Read More »
The Ties That Bind and Live On
For Holly Sweet, it is in the small, quiet gestures of giving where people make a difference for future generations—and receive the greatest joys. Read More »
Recent Renovations Made Possible by Bequests
Bequest gifts—gifts made in your will—ensure the long-term vitality of NSDAR. See how these gifts are making a difference in preserving our shared history. Read More »
What Power Does Your Legacy Hold?
Ann Delano Lampman (1938–2012) understood the power of a legacy gift. Upon her passing in 2012, Ms. Lampman left a bequest to make her vision of renovating the DAR Museum a reality. Read More »
Making Up for Lost Time
Jo Hubbard admits she feels like she joined the DAR a little late. But life kept getting in the way: college, nursing school, a baby. Jo eventually joined the DAR in 2001, and since then she has been making up for lost time. She is an active member of the Chief Red Jacket Chapter, a Founders Club member and has attended Continental Congress at National Headquarters 5 times. Read More »
Uncovering the Heart of a Historian
Christine Gentry will tell you she was not interested in high school history and, as a first-year biology major at University of California, Irvine, she avoided history courses "like the plague." But everything changed the summer she was 19. Read More »
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You fund this type of trust with cash or appreciated assets—and may qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction when you itemize. 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 NSDAR as a lump sum.
You fund this trust with cash or appreciated assets—and may qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction when you itemize. 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 NSDAR as a lump sum.