Why make a legacy gift to Make the Road NY?
In 1997, Make the Road by Walking was founded by local residents and law students, and operated out of St. Barbara’s rectory in Brooklyn, to build community power, combat illegal disruptions of public benefits, and to increase language access.
In 2007, Make the Road by Walking merged with the Latin American Integration Center, founded in Queens in 1992 by a group of Colombian women to promote human rights and democratic participation of Latin American immigrants in NY.
From these two powerhouse organizations, Make the Road New York was born.
Make the Road NY has grown from hundreds of members in one borough to more than 25,000 members across downstate NY, whose collective action has benefitted immigrant and working-class communities in New York and beyond. Our members have won significant victories, including paid sick days requirements and the strongest anti-wage theft law in the country, establishing the Bushwick School for Social Justice, and winning healthcare access for trans and gender non-conforming New Yorkers.
While we can’t predict what new challenges our communities will face in the coming years, we are certain that the fight for economic, racial, and social justice must be led by those most impacted. We also know that Make the Road NY’s integrated model of service provision, transformative education, and community power-building will be necessary to empower the most vulnerable, excluded, and invisible New Yorkers.
By remembering Make the Road New York in your estate plan, you will help to ensure that we remain a trusted organization deeply rooted in the community and that future members will have the resources necessary to organize and fight for policies that value the inherent dignity of every individual.
Read on to learn more and get started today!
LEGACY GIVING TOOLKIT
You can take care of your family and loved ones and ensure the future of Make the Road New York. There are many ways to give, and your gift can be modified by you at any time.
Bequests In Your Will or Living Trust
- A specific gift leaves Make the Road New York a stated amount of money or asset.
- A percentage gift designates a percentage of your estate to Make the Road New York.
- A residual gift leaves Make the Road New York the remainder of your estate after other bequests, debts, and taxes have been fulfilled.
- A contingent gift to Make the Road New York occurs only if a spouse, family member, or other beneficiary does not survive you.
See sample bequest language here
You can designate Make the Road New York as a beneficiary of some or all of your:
- IRA, 401(k), 403(b) or other qualified retirement plan;
- life insurance policy;
- bank accounts; and/or
- brokerage accounts.
There may be tax advantages to the above designations. We recommend consulting your legal and financial advisors.
To designate Make the Road New York as a beneficiary, please use the following information:
Legal Name: Make the Road New York
Federal Tax ID Number: 11-3344389
Address: 301 Grove Street, Brooklyn, NY 11237
You can work with your advisors to set up a trust that generates income:
- A charitable remainder trust is an irrevocable trust that would generate an income stream for you or other beneficiaries, with the remainder going to Make the Road New York after the end of the trust term.
- A charitable lead trust would first disperse income to Make the Road New York, with the assets in the trust reverting back to you or another beneficiary at the end of the trust term.
All of the information above is not intended as legal or tax advice. Please consult with your legal and financial advisors to learn how a gift will work in your circumstances. Laws and regulations governing legacy gifts vary by state.
Please contact Development Director Julie Miles at 718-418-7690 x1203 or via email for questions or more information.
Already included us in your estate plan? Let us know by filling out this form. Make the Road NY will always keep confidential any specific information about your intentions and will always respect any donor’s wishes to remain anonymous.
CAMINANTE LEGACY CIRCLE
Caminante, no hay camino. Se hace camino al andar.
Searcher, there is no road. We make the road by walking.
PROVERBIOS Y CANTARES XXIX
Make the Road New York’s name originated from a poem by Spanish poet Antonia Machado. It seems only fitting that our Legacy Circle name is derived from this as well and that those who are helping us make the road for the future are recognized as fellow Caminantes.
Join the Caminante Legacy Circle and be remembered for – and continue – your commitment to social justice.
When you make your legacy gift, you will join a community of allies who share your dedication to dignity, justice, and community building, and are an inspiration to others! You will also receive:
- Exclusive invitations to Make the Road NY special events
- Recognition on Make the Road NY’s website and at our annual Gala
- A special commemorative Legacy Circle gift