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Legacy Giving

How will you make your mark on the world? If you’re able to leave a gift to Citizen Diplomacy International in your will, no matter how big or small, you’ll be helping the next generation of students and emerging leaders learn the most valuable lessons they’ll ever learn. Lessons in citizenship, foreign policy and international affairs, democracy, dialogue, multi-cultural competency, and a love for international cultures and travel.

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Leave A Legacy of World Peace

How to Make a Bequest in Your Will

For many people, making a bequest is straightforward. Designating Citizen Diplomacy International of Philadelphia as a beneficiary in a will, IRA or 401(k) or life insurance policy.

You simply specify the share of your assets or absolute value you would like to contribute. Your gift can be: A cash sum; A particular property or asset; A share, or the whole, of your residuary estate (what’s left after other specified gifts, costs, and tax or tangible assets such as art or jewelry. When doing this, it’s worth writing a note explaining why the issue matters to you and any specific mission goal you prefer to assist.

It simply starts by calling your life insurance policy holder, IRA or 401k financial advisor or your attorney. There are a number of sites online offering the opportunity to make a will with a bequest. For more complex, or large, bequests, it’s best to talk to an attorney. more complex giving vehicles to ask about include: Charitable Gift Annuity, Charitable Lead Trust, Charitable Remainder Trust, a Life Estate and an Endowed Donor Advised Fund.

Ready to Leave a Gift in Your Will?

Here's the essential information that your solicitor will need:

  • Registered charity name: International Visitors Council of Philadelphia DBA Citizen Diplomacy International of Philadelphia
  • Registered charity number: 23-1489115.
  • Registered charity address:
    ​Citizen Diplomacy International of Philadelphia
    30 S. 15th Street, 15th Floor
    Pipeline Box 6
    Philadelphia, PA 19102 U.S.A.

We understand that your loved ones should always come first, and that pledging a gift in your will is a very personal decision. If you’d prefer to speak to someone, please call 215-486-2092 and our development team will be happy to help.

After a lifetime of travelling, Barry and Theresa Hamilton were inspired to act by naming Citizen Diplomacy in their will. Their love of travel will translate into ensuring life-changing international exchanges for students and our world's most inspiring change makers into the future.

It’s that desire to help that’s led them to leave a gift to Citizen Diplomacy in their wills, so that their support can keep connecting people who share their goal of world peace for generations to come.

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“I JUST WANTED TO HELP MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE”

If you have joined Barry and Theresa in making a planned gift, please let us know about your giving intentions, so you can be celebrated in our Legacy Society. Contact Andrea Silva, Vice President at andrea.silva@cdiphila.org or call 215-486-2092.

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