Our Legacy Society brings together donors who want to make a lasting impact on generations to come.
Remembering the News Literacy Project in your will, a trust, or through an annuity is one of the most meaningful ways you can ensure a future founded on facts for generations to come. By supporting NLP’s mission in this way, you are creating a legacy for the principles and values most important to you. Thank you.
We are pleased to recognize those whose commitment to news literacy will resonate for years to come. After informing us of your plans, we will extend an invitation into our recognition society, whose members are listed in our annual report and on our website and who receive exclusive annual organizational updates.
Invitations to events, webinars, site visits and more.
Exclusive communications and briefing about NLP’s work and your impact.
Your will affirms, honors, and protects what matters most to you. Through a specific bequest, you can name a particular dollar amount, or through a residuary bequest, you can give all or part of what is remaining after payment of debts, expenses, and specific bequests. If you would like to make such a gift to NLP, your attorney may wish to include language similar to the following:
"I give, devise, and bequeath to the News Literacy Project, or its successor, now or formerly at [address], a gift of ($_____ or _____ percent of the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate), to be used for its general purposes."
You might also consider naming NLP as a beneficiary in your retirement plan, insurance policy, or bank and investment accounts. Depending on the plan, NLP can be named as a full, partial, or contingent beneficiary.
There are other planned giving options that can provide you with payments for the rest of your life, with the remaining funds passing to NLP. These gift options include charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts, and pooled income fund donations.
You will need the following information:
Address: 5335 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 440, Washington, DC 20015
Employer Identification Number (EIN): 27-4011343.
Please note: This information is not intended as tax or legal advice. We recommend that you consult with your legal and financial advisors to learn how a gift would work in your circumstances. Laws and regulations governing all gifts and availability of certain life income gifts vary by state.
Frequently Asked Questions
A. No. A popular choice is stating a gift as a percentage, which will automatically adjust no matter what the future may bring.
A. Many people put aside a percentage — which could be 10% or 20% — for their favorite causes, while still leaving a large majority of their assets to family and friends. Or you could choose to make a charitable gift of whatever balance remains in a retirement account, which also saves on taxes.
A. You can ensure that your gift is made only after you know the assets won't be needed by your spouse or partner.
Legacy Society members share why news literacy provides hope for the future.
"I included NLP in my estate plan because news literacy is the lifeblood of democracy, which is at risk in the U.S. and around the world. Today, we are reading and watching the horror of autocracy play out from Putin’s actions in Ukraine. We are living in a worldwide crisis of values that will not be defeated in my lifetime."
—Sandra Nelson Click here to read more.
In Sandra's words
Why did you think it’s important to include NLP’s mission/news literacy education in your estate plans?
I included NLP in my estate plan because news literacy is the lifeblood of democracy which is at risk in the U.S. and around the world. Today, we are reading and watching the horror of autocracy play out from Putin’s actions in Ukraine. We are living in a worldwide crisis of values that will not be defeated in my lifetime. Rather, it will take sustained commitment and work by NLP and educators everywhere to develop future generations of news consumers.
What hopes do you have for the next generation to fully participate in our democracy?
I was not exposed to the discipline and practice of journalism until college in the 1960s. If I were the “decider” today, journalism classes and NLP programs would be mandatory in grades 6-12. In addition to teaching young people to differentiate truth from fiction, they also must be taught how journalism and news literacy are the foundation of democracy.
Is there anything else you'd like to share?
I discovered NLP after the late great Gwen Ifill died in 2016. I never missed her on the PBS NewsHour or Washington Week. I wanted to make a contribution in her memory to an organization that reflected her values and mine. When I learned that she was on the NLP Board, my response was immediate.
The David and Katherine Moore Endowment continues David Moore's commitment to making a difference by building an appreciation for journalism and by educating the next generation. Click here to read more.