Gift Planning

How will you leave a legacy?

Learn how leaving a legacy with Marine Corps Heritage Foundation can help support the causes you care about while continuing to meet your current financial needs.

Consolidated Appropriations Act 2023 (CAA) and Your Support

Reach Your Philanthropic and Financial Goals with Gift Planning

A legacy gift enables you to support Marine Corps Heritage Foundation, secures the financial needs of your loved ones, and provides you with tax benefits. Legacy gifts of all sizes combine to help us meet our current goals and reach further into the future.

By including Marine Corps Heritage Foundation in your will or trust, naming MCHF as a beneficiary of all or part of a life insurance policy, or taking advantage of other giving opportunities, you can preserve your assets now and support for years to come. Your gift will have a real, lasting impact.

Let us help you make the gift that's right for you. Request a confidential, no-obligation conversation to get started.

Join the 1775 Society

When you make a gift to Marine Corps Heritage Foundation from your will or trust, you'll be welcomed into the 1775 Society and join other supporters and friends of our important mission. Is Marine Corps Heritage Foundation already in your plans? Please let us know so we can properly thank you and make sure your gift will be used as you've intended.

How to Give

Not only do you have options for how your gift to Marine Corps Heritage Foundation will be used, you also have options on what to give and how to give. There are gifts that cost you nothing now, gifts that pay you income, and gifts that allow you to decide what happens when.

General Bequest

Gifts from your will

Through a provision in your written and executed will, you can make a gift in the form of cash, securities, real estate or personal property. There are many types of bequests. Choose the one that best fits your needs and intentions.

Charitable Gift Annuity

Gifts That Pay You

You can turn underperforming assets (stock, cash in a savings account, CDs, savings bonds, etc.) into a gift to MCHF that provides income to you. Your Charitable Gift Annuity will give you quarterly, fixed payments for life and tax benefits, too.

Donor Advised Funds

Beneficiary Designation and Grants

Designate MCHF as a beneficiary to receive all or a portion of the balance of your Donor Advised Fund (DAF) through your fund administrator. You also can make a grant to us at any time from your donor-advised fund.

Charitable IRA Rollover

Charitable IRA Rollover

If you're 70 ½ or older, you can make a gift directly from your IRA to MCHF. While there is no charitable deduction for a rollover gift, you do avoid the income tax on the donated portion of your required minimum distribution.

Gifts of Life Insurance

Beneficiary Designation and Paid-Up Policies

Name Marine Corps Heritage Foundation as the beneficiary of an existing life insurance policy; donate an existing, paid-up life insurance policy you no longer need; or purchase a new life insurance policy and name Marine Corps Heritage Foundation as the owner and beneficiary.

Other Options

Other Gift Planning Vehicles

There are many other ways to support Marine Corps Heritage Foundation through a Gift Planning vehicle. Charitable Gift Annuities, Charitable Trusts, Life Insurance and more may be good options for you. We can show you creative ways to use your assets to benefit Marine Corps Heritage Foundation, while at the same time preserving the benefits of those assets for you and your family.

Gifts of Property

Real Estate and Other Valuables

Like stock, the fair market value of gifts of appreciated assets such as real estate, artwork, and other well curated collections, can be deducted from your income tax today and reduce your estate taxes in the future.

Beneficiary Gifts

Retirement Accounts

NamingMarine Corps Heritage Foundationas the beneficiary of a qualified retirement plan asset such as a 401(k), 403(b), IRA, Keogh, profit-sharing pension plan or other donor-advised funds, will accomplish a charitable goal while realizing significant tax savings.

Gifts of Stock

Appreciated Stock

When you donate appreciated stocks, bonds, or mutual fund shares instead of cash, you'll receive charitable deductions at full, fair market value while reducing capital gains impact.

Let's get in touch

  • Gayle Union

    Estate Administration and Gift Planning Manager

    union@marineheritage.org

    703-586-7463

    1775 Semper Fidelis Way

    Triangle, VA 22172

  • For Professional Advisors

    If you are working with a professional advisor, or advising a donor, here's a practical guide for including in a charitable estate plan.