A legacy of compassion links the earliest Red Cross visionaries — Henry Dunant, father of the global Red Cross movement, and Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross—with millions of Red Cross supporters who carry on the work of one of the nation’s most respected humanitarian organizations.
The American Red Cross is fortunate to have dedicated benefactors supporting its mission, including many who have chosen to secure its future through planned gifts. These generous visionaries have turned their compassion into action.
Honoring Your Support for the Red Cross
To express our appreciation for this committed group of donors who have remembered the Red Cross in their estate plan, we established the Legacy Society. Members of this special group share the common bond of philanthropy and vision to provide for the needs of future generations. We invite you to join with other compassionate philanthropists who share your passion.
Membership in the Legacy Society
You can show your personal compassion and set an example for others by remembering the Red Cross in your will, trust or other planned gift. No gift has a more lasting impact. A planned gift also offers you many potential advantages, including federal estate tax savings, the elimination or reduction of capital gains taxes and the opportunity to increase spendable income.
Benefits and Recognition
The Red Cross honors every planned gift donor with membership
in the Legacy Society. As a member, you will enjoy:
• The satisfaction of making a gift that will ensure the humanitarian work of the Red Cross for future generations.
• The opportunity, if you agree, for your gift to be publicly recognized.
• The option, if you prefer, to give anonymously.
• A Legacy Society pin given only to those supporters who have remembered the American Red Cross in their will or estate plan.
Making Your Gift to the Red Cross
If you have already arranged for a bequest or other planned gift, we would like to honor your support. If you are still considering such a gift, let us know so we can help you and your advisors complete your gift in a way that benefits your estate and makes clear your intention to help the Red Cross.