Memorials and Tribute Gifts

Honor Someone Special With a Gift in Their Name

If you have a loved one who has been impacted by the International Rescue Committee, establishing a memorial or tribute gift is a meaningful way to honor them or celebrate a special occasion, such as a birthday, while supporting our mission. Your memorial or tribute gift will extend the legacy of your loved one and will make a difference.

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Sample Language for Your Will

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Federal tax ID number:13-5660870
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An Example of How It Works

John and his mother smiling When John's mother passed away, he knew he wanted to do something that would establish a lasting legacy for her. He remembered that during her lifetime she was always praising the IRC for its tireless efforts to better the community.

John decided to make a gift to the IRC in his mother's name using appreciated securities. Not only will his mother's legacy live on at the IRC thanks to the gift, but John also qualified for a federal income tax charitable deduction and eliminated capital gains tax on the securities.

Next Steps

  1. Contact IRC's Planned Giving Team at (212) 551-2954 or plannedgiving@rescue.org for additional information on creating a memorial gift at the IRC.
  2. Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
  3. If you make a memorial gift to the IRC through your estate, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.

Legal name: International Rescue Committee, Inc.
Address: 122 East 42nd Street, New York, NY 10168-1289
Federal tax ID number: 13-5660870