Join a group of community leaders who leave as part of their lasting legacy the bold fight against domestic violence.
Our mission is to stop domestic violence abuse for everyone through intervention, education, and advocacy. You can include Women In Distress (WID) as a beneficiary in your estate plan, will, living or charitable trust, gift annuity, or life insurance policy. You may also specify Women In Distress as a beneficiary of a bank account, Donor Advised Fund, commercial annuity, or qualified retirement plan such as an IRA or 401K. Through various planned giving vehicles, you can ensure that your philanthropic giving both help advance the mission of WID and maximizes returns to yourself and your heirs.
Planned gifts provide the opportunity for your wishes to be carried out as you wanted.
There are many options from which you can choose. The correct plan balances what you wish to accomplish for yourself, your family, and your charitable interests in your overall estate and financial plans. Because these are such important decisions, you should work with professional advisors such as your attorney, accountant, and financial planner, and be sure to keep your family informed as to your wishes.
Through careful planning and consultation, you can rest assured that your sharing will be used as you intend. Planned gifts provide the opportunity for your wishes to be articulated and agreed upon before your gift is completed.
US tax law is designed to encourage these types of gifts, and they may provide you with financial flexibility and tax benefits as well as the opportunity to truly help make a much larger impact in your community. You can make an immediate impact on domestic violence survivors and share your good fortune and accomplishments knowing that your gift’s impact may last for years, or forever.
Women in distress. Stable. Transparent. impactful. trustworthy.
Women In Distress is one of the largest, most stable non-profit organizations serving South Florida. Since 1974, WID has enjoyed exemplary programmatic and financial leadership, growing WID into a source of community pride.WID financial statements and independent audits are available to donors and their advisors annually. WID consistently earns Charity Navigator’s 4-Star rating, with Accountability & Transparency being a major component to the rating process.
Tens of thousands of lives are impacted by Women In Distress each year through its multi-faceted service offerings and Legacy Society members help ensure this work continues for future generations. It is important to know that new Legacy Society members join members of the volunteer Board of Directors, Trustees, administrators, and employees in remembering WID in their estate plans. That is, the very people who know the agency best have also chosen to make Women In Distress a part of their own legacy.
We welcome the opportunity to learn more about your wishes and are here to help you in any way we can. Our staff is ready to answer your questions, offer consultation, work with your professional advisors, and assist with your estate planning needs.
Michael Barron, Director of Major and Planned Gifts
954-760-9800, Ext. 1278
To learn more about one of the basic ways to make a planned gift, select the one below that best fits your situation.
Gifts That Pay You Income
You can support WID and retain income for yourself and loved ones.
Gifts That Protect Your Assets
Lead trusts allow you to benefit WID now, then your heirs.
Retirement Plan Gifts That Benefit You
Consider retirement-plan benefits for a significant gift to WID
Gifts by Will
Bequests allow you to secure an estate-tax deduction for the value of your gift.