Planned Giving FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

I’m not wealthy. So, even a small amount helps?
That’s right! You don’t need a large estate to give to the ALA and make your lasting impact. If every member who passed away since 2010 had bequeathed $100 to the Auxiliary, the total would have exceeded $10 million! Small amounts collectively add up!

How do I know which giving option is right for me?
Deciding on a planned gift is much simpler than it may appear:
Step 1: Consider your charitable passions.
Step 2: Identify your financial plans and goals.
Step 3: Talk with us about your desire to give.
Step 4: Discuss your ideas and goals with your personal accountant or financial advisor.
Step 5: Take the necessary steps to enact your goal and fulfill your charitable passions.

How will my planned gift be used?
Your generous donations go directly to the mission of the American Legion Auxiliary — to honor the sacrifice of those who serve by enhancing the lives of our veterans, military, and their families, both at home and abroad. For God and Country, we advocate for veterans, educate our citizens, mentor youth, and promote patriotism, good citizenship, peace, and security.

Do I need to request a specific use for my gift?
No, you don’t need to specify any particular use for your gift. In fact, we suggest giving an unrestricted gift so that your gift is used where the need is the greatest.

Can I donate to the American Legion Auxiliary Foundation?
Yes. Donating to the American Legion Auxiliary Foundation will ensure that our hands-on mission outreach programs provide comfort, aid, and education to future generations of veterans, servicemembers, and their families.

Can I donate to my Department?
Yes, you can bequeath a donation to your Department. Each state will be different so we encourage you to contact your department secretary to find out how to proceed

Do I need to notify ALA National Headquarters if I intend to leave them a bequest?
While you do not have to notify ALA National Headquarters of your intent, we strongly suggest that you do. This will allow us to properly thank you for your support, learn more about your intent, and help you during the process.