Include the PSA in Your Estate Planning
One of the easiest ways to donate to the PSA is to include the association in your estate planning. You can specify a specific amount or a percentage of your estate. The PSA Endowment Fund was started with a bequest of $3,000 to the PSA from the estate of one of the association’s past presidents, Samuel H. Jameson, who served as president in 1938.
The following is an example of making your wishes known in your estate planning. Please note it is always wise to consult a financial or legal advisor when planning your estate especially for tax benefits and other details.
“I give or bequeath to the Pacific Sociological Association, a qualified charitable organization, the sum of $___________or the following percentage_____ of my estate or securities or property described here in, namely……to be used as directed by the Council of the Pacific Sociological Association.”
Name the PSA as a Beneficiary
You can also name the PSA as a beneficiary. Start by contacting your retirement plan administrator, insurance company or financial adviser. Decide what percentage of the assets you own that you would like the PSA to receive and list the PSA as a beneficiary on the appropriate beneficiary form. It is that simple.
Inform the Executive Director if You Make a Generous Donation
If you honor the association with a generous bequest, please contact the Executive Director of the Association to discuss how you would like your donation to be recognized and celebrated. The association will also respect your request for anonymity.
Recent Donors to the Endowment Fund