The Laurel Legacy

The Laurel Legacy

The Laurel Legacy is Soroptimist International of the Americas’ way of recognizing and honoring the generosity of those whose future gifts preserve the strength of the organization, and help women and girls to live their dreams. We are extremely grateful to all of our Laurel Legacy members whose commitment to making a future gift will ensure Soroptimist programs continue for years to come.

  • You can make a gift that costs nothing during your lifetime.
  • You can give stock and realize larger tax savings. 
  • You can receive income for life in return for your gift. 
  • You can arrange a gift through life insurance.

Through a planned gift, you can help make sure that women and girls have the resources and opportunities necessary to reach their full potential and live their dreams for years to come. By exploring the variety of gift options available, you can choose the legacy you want to leave and optimize your tax and financial benefits at the same time.

Types of Planned Gifts:
  • Outright Gifts - appreciated assets, such as cash, appreciated securities, and real estate.
  • Gifts that provide financial benefits to the donor in return for the contribution, like a charitable gift annuity or charitable remainder trust. Your heirs can benefit too, with charitable lead trusts and wealth replacement trusts.
  • Gifts payable on the donor’s death such as those made in wills, or through life insurance policies.

Where to Begin? At
The information you need to make your Legacy plans are at – in the Donate section:

  • Identify Your Goals
  • Discover Gifts Anyone Can Make
  • See How Gifts Can Pay You Income
  • Explore Gifts That Protect Assets

Thank you for your dedication to improving the lives of women and girls.

Kim Sayers, SNR Fundraising Chair