Planned Giving

John and Polly Ely were long time donors and volunteers for RESULTS and RESULTS Educational Fund. Both had long careers in social change in Iowa, and were instrumental in the success of RESULTS/RESULTS Educational Fund in their community. Their generosity, so clear to anyone who had the pleasure of knowing them, extended well beyond their own community as they fought tirelessly into their late 80s to ensure that families around the world had the tools and support they needed to move out of poverty.

The Elys also made a commitment to ensure a healthy future for RESULTS/RESULTS Educational Fund by leaving a legacy gift in their will. By committing to a healthy, thriving future for RESULTS/RESULTS Educational Fund, they ensured a healthier future for the world’s children and their families. The Ely’s estate will continue to support the work that they valued so much in their life.

You, too, can keep your vision, passion, and commitment to a world free from hunger and poverty alive by including RESULTS Educational Fund and joining the RESULTS Legacy Society with a bequest.

Leaving a Bequest

There are multiple different types of bequests you can consider. Below is a list of some of the options you can discuss with your financial advisor:

  • A Specific Bequest: A particular asset that you designate will go to RESULTS Educational Fund (REF).
  • A Residual Bequest: A percentage of your estate or your residual estate that you designate will go to REF.
  • A Contingent Bequest: A gift made if your beneficiaries do not survive you.
  • Life Insurance Bequest: Name RESULTS Educational Fund as the owner and/or beneficiary of a new or existing life insurance policy.

If you are interested in leaving a legacy gift, please contact your lawyer or financial advisor*.

The following is suggested language for bequests to benefit RESULTS Educational Fund, Inc.:
“I give, devise, and bequeath to RESULTS Educational Fund, Inc., 1101 15th Street NW, Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20005, (either) [the sum of $________ ] (or) [________% of the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate, both real and personal] for sole charitable purposes.”

Once you have made your wishes known to your family and council, please let us know at REF so we can properly acknowledge your gift as a member of the RESULTS Legacy Society.

Is RESULTS in Your Will? Let Us Know!

Please let us know if you have already directed a bequest to RESULTS Educational Fund so we can honor you as part of our Legacy Society. Contact our office at [email protected].

*Please note that RESULTS and RESULTS Educational Fund are not involved or qualified to provide legal or tax advisory services. Because the tax and financial details involved with any giving program are dependent upon your particular situation, we urge you to consult with your financial, legal, and tax advisors to review any charitable gifts you may want to give.

Click here for information about making a gift to RESULTS through your IRA.

If you have any questions about making a gift, please contact us at [email protected].


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