Gifts That Cost You Nothing Now
Here are two easy ways to have an impact for generations to come — and they don’t cost anything now.
Gifts in a Will or Trust
A gift in your will or trust is one of the easiest ways to create your legacy of support and advocacy for rail transportation and passengers. This gift costs you nothing now and makes a difference for generations to come.
If you decide to include a gift for Rail Passengers Association to advance the cause of expanded and improved rail transportation, you will be invited to join our Heritage Circle — an exclusive society for supporters who create this special legacy gift to benefit generations to come.
Here are some benefits of including the Rail Passengers Association in your will or trust:
Costs you nothing now to give in this way.
You can alter your gift or change your mind at any time and for any reason.
Your gift will continue your legacy of support for railways and passengers.
4 simple, "no-cost-now" ways to give in your will or trust:
You can mix these no-cost ways together. For example, you might consider leaving a specific percentage (such as 50%) of the residual to Rail Passengers Association contingent upon the survival of your spouse and other loved ones.
Gifts by Beneficiary Designation
It’s easy to put your bank accounts, retirement funds, savings bonds, and more to use in creating a world informed and inspired by the Rail Passengers Association — and it costs nothing now.
By naming the Rail Passengers Association as a beneficiary of these assets, you establish your personal legacy of support for the expansion and improvement of America's railways for all passengers to enjoy.
Potential benefits of designating the Rail Passengers Association a beneficiary of assets:
Reduce or eliminate taxes on retirement assets
Reduce or avoid probate fees
No cost to you now to give
Make a difference for the nation's rail passengers
To name the Rail Passengers Association as a beneficiary of your retirement plan, contact your bank or insurance company to see whether a change of beneficiary form must be completed.
How to Change a Beneficiary Designation:
Login to your account or request a Change of Beneficiary Form from your custodian (the business holding your money or assets).
Follow the links to change your beneficiary or fill out the form.
Be sure to spell the name of our organization properly:
Rail Passengers Association
Include our tax identification number:
Save or submit your information online or return your Change of Beneficiary Form.
Types of Gifts
Retirement Funds (beneficiary of your retirement plan):
Funds remaining in your bank accounts, brokerage accounts or certificate of deposit (CD):
Donor-Advised Fund (DAF) residuals
If you have a donor-advised fund and want to make a contribution to Rail Passengers Association now, use our convenient finder to log into your fund.
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This information is not intended as legal, accounting, or other professional advice. For assistance in planning your gift(s), please consult a lawyer and/or financial advisor for professional advice.