Bequests and Other Planned Gifts
You can create a lasting legacy of hope for at-risk foster children through a planned gift to CASA of Los Angeles. Friends and supporters who express their intention to include CASA through a planned gift in their estate plan may be recognized as a member of our Legacy Society by providing us a copy of the page in the will or trust in which a planned gift to CASA of Los Angeles is mentioned. Simply mail it to:
CASA of Los Angeles
201 Centre Plaza Drive
Monterey Park, CA 91754-2142
attn.: Development Department
Bequests Through Your Will
A bequest to CASA of Los Angeles is one of the most effective and simplest ways to make a lasting impact on the lives of at-risk foster children in Los Angeles County. You may specify a specific amount or a percentage you wish to give to CASA of Los Angeles. If you would like to make such a gift to CASA of Los Angeles, you may include language similar to the following:
“I, [name], of [city, state, zip code], give, devise and bequeath to CASA of Los Angeles, a nonprofit public benefit corporation having its principal office at 201 Centre Plaza Drive, Room 1100, Monterey Park, CA 91754-2142 [written amount or percentage of the estate or description of property] to be used for the furtherance of its charitable purposes in the discretion and at the direction of its board of trustees for its unrestricted use and purpose.”
If you are considering making such a gift by bequest, please meet with your attorney first. Discuss the ramifications of your gift and, if appropriate, update your will.
Giving Retirement Funds and Insurance Policies
If you would like to create a lasting legacy for at-risk foster children but do not wish to write a will, you can name CASA of Los Angeles as beneficiary of your retirement account or life insurance policy.
Retirement account: You can have a positive impact on children far into the future by naming CASA of Los Angeles as beneficiary or contingent beneficiary of an IRA, 401(k), 403(b) or other retirement account. Please consult with your financial planner or attorney regarding considerations when making this type of gift.
Insurance policies: Life insurance may be used to create a legacy by naming CASA of Los Angeles as beneficiary or contingent beneficiary of the policy. This requires that you complete a change of beneficiary form with your insurance company. You do not have to work with an attorney or an accountant to make this type of gift. Attn: Development Department.