Planned Giving

Create Your Legacy

By including the Make-A-Wish Connecticut in your estate plans, you can provide the resources necessary to grant inspiring wishes for children now and in the future. A lifetime planned gift, such as a bequest in your will or trust, life insurance designations, or stock donation ensures your support for the children we serve well into the future. You'll do more than help grant wishes, you'll create a legacy that will impact our wish kids for years to come.

Common Types of Planned Gifts

Wills and Living Trusts

Adding Make-A-Wish Connecticut to your will or living trust can be as simple as including one sentence: 

I give the sum of $___ or ___% to the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Connecticut, 56 Commerce Drive , Trumbull, CT 06611 (tax id: 22-2710919) to be used or disposed of as the Board of Directors deems appropriate in its sole discretion.

Beneficiary Designations

Not everyone wants to commit to making a gift in their wills or estates. Some prefer the increased flexibility that a beneficiary designation provides by using: 

  • IRAs and retirement plans
  • Life insurance policies
  • Donor advised funds
  • Commercial annuities

It is very simple to name Make-A-Wish Connecticut as a beneficiary. Start by requesting a change-of-beneficiary form from your policy administrator or download the form from your provider's website. Make your desired changes and return the form to establish your gift.

Legacy Gifts That Provide You Income

Charitable Gift Annuities and Charitable Remainder Trusts are just two examples of ways to support Make-A-Wish Connecticut and feel confident that you have dependable income in your retirement years. 

And many more! 

Learn More 

Ensure your legacy lives on through wishes with a legacy gift, because lives are measured in memories, not years. 

For more information contact: 

Kim Pugh
Director of Major Gifts
Make-A-Wish Connecticut 
56 Commerce Drive 
Trumbull, CT 06611 
(203) 880-6964
Email: [email protected]