Planned Giving

Make Civics Learning Project Part of Your Legacy

Leaving a gift to Civics Learning Project in your will or by beneficiary designation is a great way to invest in the future of Civics Education and make a lasting difference for the students, educators, and leaders of tomorrow.

How You Benefit
  • You decide how much to give.
  • Your gift costs you nothing now.
  • You retain control of your assets during your lifetime and, if your circumstances change, you can modify the gift.
  • You may choose how your gift will be recognized or to remain anonymous.
  • You can leave a gift in honor or memory of someone who inspired your commitment to Civics Education.


Choose the Option That’s Right For You


Please Tell Us About Your Gift

If you leave a gift for the future of education, we welcome the chance to say thank you. Plus, you can set an example and inspire others to consider this type of gift to Civics Learning Project. With a gift that costs you nothing now, you can forever be remembered as someone who believes in the power of public education.

Donors who choose to be recognized will be named as part of the Civics Learning Project More Perfect Union Society on our website and in our Annual Report.

We’re Here to Help

To notify us of a legacy gift you have planned, or to discuss the best gift option for you, please contact Robert Hulshof-Schmidt, Director of Development and Communications by email or by phone at 503.224.4424.

Ways to Give

Gifts By Beneficiary Designation

Civics Learning Project supporters like you frequently tell us, “I wish I could do more.” You can! You can help support our programs for many years to come by simply naming Civics Learning Project as a beneficiary of any of these types of accounts:

  • Retirement Accounts
  • Life Insurance Policies
  • Bank or Brokerage Accounts
  • Certificates of Deposit
  • Donor Advised Funds


Leveraging Your IRA

If you are over age 70 ½, you can save on income tax when making donations to qualified charities, such as Civics Learning Project, directly from your Individual Retirement Account (IRA).

Explicit Gifts In Your Will

You can take care of family first and include Civics Learning Project to receive a specific amount or percentage of your estate. You can also name us a contingent beneficiary, so students and teachers are next in line after your loved ones.

Sample Language

Please consult with your estate planner or attorney for the best way to incorporate this into your documents.

“I give [__ percent of my estate or description of asset or ___ dollars] to Civics Learning Project, 1300 SW 6th Avenue, Suite 190, Portland, OR 97201, Federal Tax ID 93-0847940, for its unrestricted charitable use and purpose.”