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Inspiring all girls to be strong, smart, and bold

Girls Inc.: Inspiring all girls to be strong, smart and bold.

I am proud to be a girl. I will do whatever it takes to be successful.

Planned Giving



Girls Inc. invites you to help us ensure a better future for girls, by making a planned gift whose lasting benefits will be felt in the lives of generations of girls to come.

The Donna Brace Ogilvie Society of Girls Inc. has been created to provide the opportunity for you to create a permanent legacy, and to bring your intentional philanthropic support of Girls Inc. into your long-term financial and estate planning.

" Nothing would please me more than to see all of those who care about the organization become involved in ensuring its prosperity."

- Donna Brace Ogilvie, Distinguished Chair of the Girls Inc. Board of Directors

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There are many ways you can become a member of the Donna Brace Ogilvie Society of Girls Inc. These planned gifts are an opportunity to express a commitment to Girls Inc. in a lasting and meaningful way. A few of the most popular gifts are listed below:

Charitable Bequests 
A bequest allows you to make a gift to Girls Inc. through a will or living trust. Charitable bequests are normally deductible in full for estate tax purposes. To make a bequest, please use the following language in your will or living trust: "I hereby give, devise, and bequeath (dollar amount, percentage of estate, or residual) to Girls Inc., 120 Wall Street, New York, New York, for its general purposes."

Life Insurance 
You may have a life insurance policy that you no longer need. By simply adding Girls Inc. among your beneficiaries, or by naming Girls Inc. the sole beneficiary, you can provide for the future of Girls Inc. and you may receive estate and tax deductions.

Real Estate
Girls Inc. accepts gifts of some types of unencumbered real estate. Contact Girls Inc. for more information about gifts of real estate.

Life Income Gifts
Charitable Remainder Trusts: Charitable trusts allow you to give a significant gift to Girls Inc. while retaining income for oneself or your spouse over a period of time or during your lifetime(s). There may be significant tax deductions associated with charitable trusts.

  • Charitable Remainder Annuity Trust: Provides a fixed income.
  • Charitable Remainder Unitrust: Provides a fluxuating income.

Charitable Lead Trust: Allows donors to "loan" their gift to Girls Inc. and recover the gift principle at a date in the future.

Consult with your financial advisor to discuss the full range of planned giving options, including gifts of retirement plans, remainder interest in property, and others. Girls Inc. can also offer advice to help you develop the plan that best fits your wish to help ensure a better future for girls.

Download the Donna Brace Ogilvie Society Letter of Intent

For more information, contact Laura Goodwin, Director of Development at (212) 509-2000, ext. 264 or