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Legacy Match Challenge

Legacy Match ChallengeYou can have a greater impact today and tomorrow
We invite you to be part of a unique match opportunity made possible by two generous donors wholly committed to securing the future of Americares. When you plan a legacy gift, such as a bequest in your will, Americares will receive an immediate cash match up to $10,000, while funding lasts.

This means you can do more than you ever imagined. Your gift and the matching funds will provide medicine that can save a child's life and deliver critically needed supplies to communities devastated by a natural disaster.

Your gift ensures Americares has the resources it needs to deliver medical and humanitarian aid into the future, and the cash match from your gift provides vital support today as we help millions of children and families in need each year.

The process is simple:

  • Plan a legacy gift, such as naming Americares in your will or as a beneficiary of an asset;
  • Share your good news with us, confidentially if you choose; and
  • Generous Americares supporters will match 10 percent of your legacy commitment with a cash gift up to $10,000, while funds last.

Meaningful legacy gifts that can be matched today
Here are a few easy-to-implement ways to fulfill your philanthropic wishes and participate in Americares Legacy Match Challenge.

A gift in your will
A gift in your will or living trust, known as a bequest, works well for many of our supporters because it is simple, flexible and versatile. You can add a bequest to your plans in as little as one sentence, but that sentence has the power to transform lives.

Beneficiary designations
You may also consider naming Americares as a beneficiary of your retirement plan, life insurance or other asset, which typically entails filling out one easy form.

Charitable gift annuity
A charitable gift annuity is a simple contract between you and Americares in which you make a donation and we, in turn, agree to pay you a fixed amount each year for your lifetime. After your lifetime, the remaining balance is used to support our mission.

To participate in the Legacy Match Challenge or to learn more about ways to give, please contact Karen Malner at (203) 658-9596 or (800) 486-4357 extension 596 or kmalner@americares.org.