Planned Giving

Welcome to the 1923 Society

The 1923 Society recognizes those individuals and families who have remembered the Cleveland Council on World Affairs in their estate plans through a documented planned gift. When you include the Cleveland Council on World Affairs in your estate plans, you are helping to support our mission to inspire engagement in international affairs and world cultures through education, citizen diplomacy and public dialogue.

The Cleveland Council on World Affairs was founded in 1923 by a group of women whose vision for a globally-minded community and international awareness continue to resonate in today’s inter-connected world. For nearly a century, the core of CCWA’s mission has been to promote understanding and awareness of international affairs and world cultures. The 1923 Society honors the members that sustain the legacy of the organization for years to come.

For more information about making a legacy gift and joining the 1923 Society, please contact Jenni Carney at jcarney@ccwa.org or (216) 255-9005. All inquiries are confidential.

Membership in the 1923 Society

Please consider making a legacy gift to the Council and becoming a member of the 1923 Society. We hope you will tell us when you have named CCWA in your will or estate plan so that we can thank you for your generosity, in a way that is appropriate and meaningful for you.

You become a member of the 1923 Society simply by notifying us that you have named the Cleveland Council on World Affairs as a beneficiary in your will or estate plan. Your gift will leave a lasting legacy that will ensure CCWA’s future and promote a globally-minded community for years to come.

Members of the 1923 Society will be recognized in CCWA’s Annual Report and other materials, and are invited to attend CCWA programs.

For more information about making a legacy gift and joining the 1923 Society, please contact Jenni Carney at jcarney@ccwa.org or (216) 255-9005. All inquiries are confidential.

Leave Your Legacy of International Understanding

Legacy gifts come in many forms, including bequests, charitable gift annuities, and insurance policies.

A Bequest in a Will: The easiest and most common way of making a planned gift is through a bequest in your will. You can designate a specific amount of money, a percentage of your estate, or a specific asset. CCWA could also be named as a contingent beneficiary.

Life Income Gifts: Gifts such as a charitable gift annuity, a charitable remainder trust, or a pooled income fund provide you and/or your designated beneficiary income for life. Upon your passing, CCWA receives the gift. Life income gifts generally reduce or eliminate certain taxes and guarantee an income for life.

Life Insurance: Life insurance can be used to make a sizeable gift to CCWA. For example, you can purchase a new policy and make CCWA the owner and beneficiary of the policy. You can make CCWA the owner and beneficiary of an existing policy you no longer need. Or you can name CCWA a contingent beneficiary of an existing policy.

To help you decide what is the best way for you to leave a lasting legacy, contact your financial or legal advisor and CCWA’s development office.

Designating Your Gift

Legacy gifts support CCWA’s mission to inspire engagement in international affairs and world cultures in perpetuity. Your legacy gift may be unrestricted to be used at the discretion of the Board for where it is needed the most, or you may designate your bequest to support a specific program. You may make your gift in your own name, or you may memorialize a loved one with your contribution.

Suggested Bequest Language

The following information can assist you in developing your charitable gift and estate plans in consultation with your attorney, accountant, or other advisors.

The legal name to be used when making gifts to the Cleveland Council on World Affairs via wills, trusts, and other gift-transfer documents is: “Cleveland Council on World Affairs, an Ohio not-for-profit corporation, with its principal place of business in Cleveland, Ohio.”

Confirmation of the Cleveland Council on World Affairs’ tax-exempt status is provided in the form of a letter from the district director, Internal Revenue Service, U.S. Department of the Treasury. To request a copy of this document, please contact CCWA. The Cleveland Council on World Affairs’ federal tax I.D. number is: 34-0720549

Sample language for Including the Cleveland Council on World Affairs in Your Will or Living Trust:

“I hereby give to the Cleveland Council on World Affairs, an Ohio not-for-profit corporation, with its principal place of business in Cleveland, Ohio: The sum of (state amount, percentage or describe the real or personal property) to be used for general endowment purposes.”

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