How one sapphire started an education fund.
Did you know that the League of Women Voters League of Women Voters, voluntary public service organization of U.S. citizens. Organized in 1920 in Chicago as an outgrowth of the National American Woman Suffrage Association, it had as its original nucleus the leaders of the latter organization. Education Fund was started in part with the gift of a sapphire?
At that time the tax-deductible arm of the League was known as the Carrie Chapman Catt Carrie Chapman Catt (January 91859 – March 9 1947) was a woman's suffrage leader. She was elected president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA) twice; her first term was from 1900 to 1904 and her second term was from 1915 to 1920. Memorial Fund, and the sapphire was a part of Ms. Catt's estate. The commitment of Ms. Catt has ensured that for 56 years the League of Women Voters has had a role in educating the public on important public policy issues, providing candidate information and pursuing innovative in international and domestic priorities.
There are several ways you, too, can remember the League in your estate plans:
1. You can give an outright gift of securities, life insurance or real estate.
2. You can give a gift in which you retain a lifetime financial interest. The League has giving programs for a pooled income fund or life income trusts.
3. You can give a gift that passes assets to your heirs by establishing a charitable trust The arrangement by which real or Personal Property given by one person is held by another to be used for the benefit of a class of persons or the general public. that will direct income to the League for a number of years and then pass assets to your heirs later at a greatly reduced tax cost.
4. You can give a bequest bequest: see legacy. through your will.
For more information about planned giving Planned Giving is an area of fundraising that refers to several specific gift types that can be funded with cash or property. These gift vehicles are based on United States tax law. opportunities or to notify the League of your estate plans, please complete the form below and return it to the League of Women Voters Education Fund. A representative will contact you to answer your questions. You may also e-mail questions or your interests to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The League invites you to join the Carrie Chapman Catt Society, a special group of League supporters who have included the League in their estate plans. As a part of the Catt Society you, will receive copies of our Annual Report, invitations to regional League events, and much more.
This is our way of thanking you for including the League in your estate plans. Your generosity Generosity
See also Aid, Organizational; Kindness.
self-sacrificing priest; curé of Longueral. [Fr. Lit.: The Abbé Constantin, Walsh Modern, 105]
takes interest in Paul. [Br. Lit. will inspire others to follow your example.
* Please send a copy of the League's booklet "Your Guide to Planned Giving."
* Please be advised that the League is already included in my estate plans. Please add my name to the roster of supporters in the Carrie Chapman Catt Society.
"The League of Women Voters hones its positions on issues .by studying both sides, distilling all options and reaching consensus. To continue this process for future generations, I have ear-marked a 'significant portion of my estate' to the League. To ensure the legacy of League continues, I challenge each member at convention 2004 to verify (1) To prove the correctness of data.
(2) In data entry operations, to compare the keystrokes of a second operator with the data entered by the first operator to ensure that the data were typed in accurately. See validate. by a straw straw, dried stalks of threshed grains, especially wheat, barley, oats, and rye. It has been used from antiquity for bedding, covering floors, and thatching roofs, as fodder and litter for animals, and in weaving such articles as mats, screens, baskets, ornaments and of hands that you too have followed suit by mentioning the League in your will."
--Helen Ann Bibler, Vice President, LWV of Montana