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For far too long, domestic violence has affected our homes and communities. Over the past 40 years, Women Against Abuse has served as a beacon of hope, launching innovative programs, raising awareness about domestic violence, and working to create lasting change. We have done it with the support of donors like you, who understand the very real need for our mission. 

Your generosity in the form of a planned gift allows us to meet the needs of individual survivors and families in crisis. It ensures that Women Against Abuse has the financial support to innovate, grow, and lead for years to come, and reduces dependency on fluctuating government support. In short, it creates lasting change for generations to come.

Our vision is one where communities are free from violence…

…where victims of abuse are heard      

…where families are supported as they heal and rebuild 

…and where resources sufficiently address the need for safety


Become a member of The 1976 Legacy Society through your life-saving gift!  

Women Against Abuse offers many gift opportunities that can be tailored to your specific financial and estate planning needs, including:

  • Naming Women Against Abuse as a beneficiary in your will or living trust
  • Naming Women Against Abuse as a beneficiary of your 401(k), 403(b) or IRA
  • Naming Women Against Abuse as a beneficiary of a fully paid life insurance policy
  • Establishing a charitable lead trust that provides income to Women Against Abuse


There are a variety of ways to make a meaningful gift without negatively affecting your own financial situation today or your plans to pass assets on to children or grandchildren.  
 

Interested in exploring a gift? Already made a gift to Women Against Abuse? We’d love to have you be a part of the 1976 Legacy Society!

To get started, download the information for your financial planner form below with our tax ID information. For more information, contact Christine Nieves at cnieves@womenagainstabuse.org or 215-386-1280, Ext 6155.

Download the 1976 Legacy Society Membership Form

Download A Letter for Your Financial Planner

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