One of the most lasting ways to support the National Immigration Law Center’s work is to include us in your estate plans. As you make your legacy plans, consider including the National Immigration Law Center in your will or living trust, or naming us as a beneficiary in your life insurance policy, retirement account, brokerage or savings accounts.
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For more information on planned giving, contact Michal Regan at [email protected].
A gift of appreciated stock or mutual funds generally provides you a two-fold tax advantage. First, you avoid paying capital gains tax on the increase in the value of the stock or mutual funds. Second, you receive a federal income tax deduction for the full fair market value of the stock or mutual funds on the day that they are transferred to our brokerage account.
The National Immigration Law Center is an ideal place to direct cy-près awards.
Cy-près awards are derived from class action litigation settlement funds that, for a variety of reasons, cannot be distributed to the class members or beneficiaries who were the intended recipients of the settlement. Under the cy-près doctrine, courts can distribute these residual funds to appropriate charitable causes. Counsel in an individual case often nominate nonprofit organizations whose missions reflect the concerns of the case to receive these funds.
Ultimately, it is up to the courts to determine whether a recommended recipient is appropriate for a cy pres award. Attorneys, however, can play an important role in directing cy pres awards to the National Immigration Law Center.
If you have additional questions about any of these giving options, please call Tiffanie Luckett, Senior Officer, Individual Giving at (213) 674-8125.