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    Planned Giving

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    When you make a planned gift to Goodwill®, you secure your status as a job creator in the years to come.

    Continue the great work you have initiated in your life by empowering Goodwill Industries International or one of our 163 local Goodwill agencies to assist individuals in accessing the job training, services and family supports they need to be successful.

    Make a Planned Gift

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    Goodwill Industries International is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization (EIN/tax ID number: 53-0196517). Your gifts are fully tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law.

    Planned gift options include:

    • Naming Goodwill Industries International in your will.
    • Giving Goodwill Industries International an insurance gift.
    • Declaring Goodwill Industries International as a beneficiary of a 401(k), 403(b) or IRA plan.
    • Create a Charitable Remainder Trust.

    You can also make a gift directly to Goodwill Industries International through one of two methods:

    • Over the phone by calling (301) 530-6500.
    • By mail at Goodwill Industries International, Inc. 15810 Indianola Drive, Rockville MD 20855.  

    Prefer to make a donation to your local Goodwill agency? Use our locator to find their contact information and get in touch with them directly.

    Questions about planned giving can be sent to GII Director of Philanthropy Doug McKenney.

    Name Goodwill Industries International in Your Will

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    To make an estate gift to Goodwill Industries International, request your attorney to draft a statement in a will that conveys your desire to contribute in one of the following ways. Sample language is provided below.

    Give the Entire Residue of Your Estate

    I give the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate, after the payment of all expenses, taxes, and debts, to Goodwill Industries International, Inc., presently located at 15810 Indianola Drive, Rockville, MD 20855. I understand that Goodwill Industries International, Inc. has member organizations, and I intend to donate to Goodwill Industries International, Inc. rather than any individual Goodwill member organization.

    Give a Fraction of Your Estate

    I give Goodwill Industries International, Inc. _____ % (fraction spelled out) of the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate, after payment of all specified bequests, expenses, taxes, and debts, to Goodwill Industries International, Inc., presently located at 15810 Indianola Drive, Rockville, MD 20855. I understand that Goodwill Industries International, Inc. has member organizations, and I intend to donate to Goodwill Industries International, Inc. rather than any individual Goodwill member organization.

    Give a Specific Amount

    I give $ _____ (number spelled out) to Goodwill Industries International, Inc., presently located at 15810 Indianola Drive, Rockville, MD 20855. I understand that Goodwill Industries International, Inc. has member organizations, and I intend to donate to Goodwill Industries International Inc. rather than any individual Goodwill member organization.

    Give a Contingent Amount

    If none of the persons I have identified above as beneficiaries of my estate survive me, I give the rest, residue, and remainder to Goodwill Industries International, Inc., presently located at 15810 Indianola Drive, Rockville, MD 20855. I understand that Goodwill Industries International, Inc. has member organizations, and I intend to donate to Goodwill Industries International, Inc. rather than any individual Goodwill member organization.

    Give GII an Insurance Gift

    Life-Insurance

    A life insurance policy is another asset with which you can help Goodwill Industries International continue to provide employment training, job placement services, financial education, youth mentoring and more to 6.7 million people in the United States and Canada.

    Name Goodwill Industries International as a Beneficiary

    To name Goodwill as the beneficiary of the total or a fraction of your life insurance policy:

    • Total Amount: Name Goodwill Industries International, Inc., presently located at 15810 Indianola Drive, Rockville, MD 20855 as the beneficiary of 100% (one hundred percent) of the proceeds of the policy.
    • Fractional Amount : Name Goodwill Industries International, Inc. presently located at 15810 Indianola Drive, Rockville, MD 20855 as the beneficiary of _____ % (percentage spelled out) of the proceeds of the policy.

    Gift the Insurance Policy Today

    If the policy is a paid-up policy and there are no loans, liens, or debts against it, consider giving it to Goodwill Industries International. Discuss this first with your legal and financial advisors, then call GII Director of Philanthropy Doug McKenney at (240) 333-5507.

    Name GII as a 401(K), 403(B) or IRA Beneficiary

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    Qualified employee benefit plans accumulate tax free during your lifetime. At death, they are subject to tax.

    • 100 percent of the account balance is included in the taxable estate of the decedent.
    • Any taxable beneficiary who receives a distribution from an IRA, 401(k), or 403(b) as a result of the death of the owner must pay income tax on the entire amount received.
    • Some plans could be taxed as much as 85% as a result of these taxes.

    Goodwill Industries International is a qualified 501(c)3 organization, a nonprofit. A gift of plan proceeds exempts them from taxes.

    • The beneficiary designation to the qualified charity frees your gift from subjection to estate tax.
    • As a nonprofit, Goodwill Industries International is not subject to income tax.

    To name Goodwill Industries International as your qualified plan beneficiary:

    • Total Amount: Give 100% (one hundred percent) to Goodwill Industries International, Inc., presently located at15810 Indianola Drive, Rockville, MD 20855.
    • Fractional Beneficiary: Give _____ % (percentage spelled out) to Goodwill Industries International, Inc., presently located at 15810 Indianola Drive, Rockville, MD 20855.
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