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Legacy giving

The Legacy Society is a community of givers who believe in a world free from torture, and choose to leave an impact that will be felt by generations to come.

Choosing to leave the Center for Victims of Torture in your estate plans is one of the most powerful ways you can take action to help rebuild the lives of survivors of torture. A legacy gift represents a lasting contribution to the pursuit of a world without torture.

Ways to Give:

A gift in your will
Whether you designate a specific amount or leave a percentage of your estate, your legacy gift will empower CVT’s continued work.
Beneficiary Designations
Your retirement plans, financial accounts, annuities, and life insurance policies can all help survivors of torture rebuild their lives and restore their hope.
Make a Will with FreeWill 🖋
CVT is partnering with FreeWill to provide a valuable online tool that helps you create an estate plan for free and, if you choose, support CVT for years to come. This tool makes writing your will fast, easy and cost-free.

Donor profile

Kara B.

“As someone whose career has been in the nonprofit and government sector, I’ve never had the funds to make large gifts to the nonprofits that are important to me. But when my husband and I sat down to make wills, I realized it was an opportunity to support a nonprofit in a much bigger way than I’ve been able to do on an annual basis—and to know that I will still be advancing the values that are important to me even after I’m gone.”


Q: Can anyone participate in CVT’s planned giving program?
A: Yes! No matter your income or your age, there are ways you can help.

Q: Is there a minimum financial requirement for a planned gift?
A: No. Gifts in all amounts are welcome.

Q: If I make a bequest through my will, do I have to specify a dollar amount?
A: No. You can leave a certain percentage of your entire estate or of what is left after other bequests are fulfilled.

Q: Are there simpler options than writing or amending my will?
A: Yes. You can name CVT a beneficiary of a retirement account or insurance policy.