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Protecting Human Rights: Make it Your Legacy

Your legacy gift to The Advocates will have a lasting impact. You will protect human rights for people around the world for many tomorrows to come. You’ll bring hope to victims of human rights violations, change laws and systems that continue human rights abuses, and hold governments accountable. And through your generosity you’ll help equip the next generation of human rights advocates with tools to change the world, empower survivors to speak truth to power, and strengthen the human rights movement all over the world.

Essential Support for a Better World:

With your legacy gift, you’ll help us work toward:

  • A world without the death penalty, trafficking, and torture.
  • A new generation of observers, advocates, and human rights defenders who are trained to speak up against authoritarianism, abuse, and exploitation.
  • Lasting and flexible networks of human rights defenders working in coalition for systems reform.
  • Communities transformed by education for all girls.
  • A future in which every asylum seeker, detained immigrant, and trafficking survivor has an advocate by their side.
  • Legal systems that protect women, children, and LQBTIQ+ people from domestic and gender-based violence.

The Lasting Power of a Legacy Gift

When you make a legacy gift by including The Advocates for Human Rights in your will, trust, or estate plan, you will support our mission in one of the most effective, long-lasting ways. You can make a gift from your assets without affecting your current income, and you may lower tax liabilities for your estate at the same time.

Since 1983, The Advocates has worked to ensure that all people live with dignity, justice, and equality. Your legacy gift ensures the future of The Advocates’ work in Minnesota, the U.S., and around the world.

It’s an important legacy for you and your family – forever.

Ways to Make a Legacy Gift:

1. Leave a gift to The Advocates in your will or trust by adding brief language such as:

I give The Advocates for Human Rights, EIN 36-3292374, a Minnesota nonprofit corporation,

  • the sum of $______ to be used for its general, unrestricted purposes.
  • ___% of the residue of my estate to be used for its general, unrestricted purposes.
  • the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate to be used for its general, unrestricted purposes.

2. Transfer real property to The Advocates through a “Transfer on Death” deed, a will, or a trust.

3. Designate The Advocates as a beneficiary of an IRA account, Donor-Advised Fund, investment account, bank account, or insurance policy by adding “The Advocates for Human Rights” as a primary, secondary, or tertiary beneficiary to your account.

There are other ways to support The Advocates in your estate plan, such as creating a Charitable Remainder Trust or a Charitable Lead Trust. Your financial planner and estate planning lawyer can help you determine which options would be best for you and your beneficiaries.

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“I have included The Advocates for Human Rights in my will because I want to continue supporting its work into the future. The Advocates provides a unique service to people who cannot always speak for themselves and makes life better for them. The Advocates has local impact with their work on migrant rights, trafficking, and ending violence against women, as well as impact around the world with other communities that need its help.” Janet Leslie, Legacy Giver

The information above is neither tax nor legal advice. Please contact your financial planner before planning your gift.

The Advocates for Human Rights is a 501(c)(3) organization. Your donation is tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

We are proud to be recognized by Charity Navigator with its 4-Star rating and by GuideStar with its Nonprofit Profile's Platinum Seal of Transparency for our commitment to nonprofit transparency.