Creating a Legacy at NSDAR
Daughters often leave gifts in their estate plans to DAR initiatives about which they feel passionately. This can range from museum renovations to genealogical assistance. An initiative that Daughters love supporting in their wills and estates is the Guardian Trust Endowment. This is because they know that they are leaving their legacy to DAR through a permanently restricted fund for the future of our home. The Guardian Trust Endowment ensures that NSDAR Headquarters, a nationally recognized landmark, will remain as a standing monument of this organization to the American Revolution and the U.S. Constitution.
Sheila June Hewitt of Bettendorf, Iowa, was such a Daughter that connected with the Guardian Trust. She had a vision of protecting DAR Headquarters for our future. She left over $85,000 in her will to the Guardian Trust Endowment. As such, she is helping to preserve and restore our historic home for the next generation of Daughters. Ms. Hewitt directly provided financial security for NSDAR, as her gift is helping with ongoing needs and improvements to protect, conserve and preserve our exquisite complex of buildings at 1776 D Street.
The Guardian Trust Endowment is essential to ensure the vitality of NSDAR, ensuring that we retain the funding to preserve these buildings for future generations. Ms. Hewitt also seized upon the unique opportunity to participate with leaders of forthcoming administrations, as her gift not only provides for the financial security of NSDAR, but it will inspire and encourage other Presidents General to achieve excellence in historic preservation, education and patriotism.
NSDAR is still actively seeking funding for the Guardian Trust Endowment, and leaving a gift in your estate plan is a wonderful way to cement your legacy while helping to care for our home. Leaving a cash gift in your estate plan may also qualify you for both the Guardian Trust pin and the Founders Club pin.
We have received gifts ranging from $1,000 to over $100,000 designated to the Guardian Trust Endowment. Every dollar counts. We are so grateful for Ms. Hewitt for her forethought regarding this important need and we are thankful for the Daughters that have followed in her footsteps and left a planned gift to the Guardian Trust. They have sealed their legacy at NSDAR.