Recent Renovations Made Possible by Bequests
Bequests are vital to the financial stability of NSDAR, especially when they are not designated to a particular fund. Daughters leave this type of gift because they trust the organization to be good stewards of their donations, and NSDAR utilizes their donations wisely and where they are needed most.
Undesignated bequests support NSDAR with major projects identified by leadership, like the recent renovation of Constitution Hall that houses the C.A.R. Museum as well as the preservation of our future by contributing to the Guardian Trust Endowment. These bequests are also available for all areas of greatest need that help to ensure that our home at 1776 D Street remains beautiful, secure and relevant for future generations to enjoy.
Specifically, NSDAR was able to restore the C.A.R. Museum to the historical integrity of John Russell Pope's original vision from 1929. Since the received bequests had no spending restrictions, we were able to support C.A.R's work to educate visitors, and showcase precious C.A.R. artifacts and memorabilia in a bright, open space.
Additionally, undesignated bequests have also supported the Guardian Trust Endowment. Thanks to these types of donations, the Guardian Trust Endowment continues to grow to support the future of NSDAR. By directing undesignated bequests to this endowed fund, we will be able to safeguard everything that NSDAR represents, like the preservation of the building and its nationwide volunteer efforts.
From the C.A.R. renovations of today to the Guardian Trust Endowment of tomorrow, all things NSDAR are made possible by bequests and especially undesignated bequests. Each gift makes a difference to preserve a piece of our history, and lives on in every corner of this building and organization. Daughters that leave these gifts have left their legacy at NSDAR, and we are forever grateful to them.
Make a Difference
Let us show you how your long-term gift will help preserve our shared goals, including saving pieces of our history. Please contact the Office of Development at (800) 449-1776 or browse our website for more planned giving information.