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Planned Giving


QUASAR LEGACY CIRCLE

Quasars are among the most luminous, powerful, energetic ad venerable objects known in the Universe, and that’s why we think they are a powerful symbol of our legacy giving program. Quasars symbolize the impact of individuals who have made the choice to support Chabot in a profoundly personal and meaningful way.

The Quasar Legacy Circle is a group of committed supports that have included Chabot Space & Science Center in their estate plans. In conveying your intent to leave a legacy gift to the Center, your generosity helps further the Center’s goals and strengthens our education programs in STEM – science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

The beauty of a legacy gift is that, with careful planning, you can fund a substantial gift to Chabot Space & Science Center while still providing for your loved ones. You may also be able to realize an immediate charitable contribution deduction and either avoid or minimize capital gain taxes

How Can You Give?

Many options exist, but always consult your attorney or financial advisor before making any changes to your will, trust or other planned giving instrument.

Other ways to make a legacy gift through your will or trust:

Cash
Stocks and Bonds
Real Estate (home, vacation property, vacant land, farmland or ranch, or commercial property)
Retirement Assets (IRA, 401(k), 403(b), pension or other tax deferred plan)
Retained Life Estate

Perhaps the easiest way to create a meaningful legacy is through a bequest in your will or trust. Designating Chabot Space & Science Center as a beneficiary in will, trust, life insurance or retirement fund makes you a partner in our long-term vision.

Sample Bequest Language for Cash

"I bequest the sum of $___ to Chabot Space & Science Center (Federal Tax ID 94-3146233), a nonprofit corporation under the Internal Revenue Service section 501(c)(3) and located at 10,000 Skyline Drive, Oakland, CA 94619.

Sample Language for Percent of Estate

"I devise and bequeath ___ percent of the remainder and residue of property owned at my death, whether real or personal and wherever located, to Chabot Space & Science Center, (Federal Tax ID 94-3146233 ), a nonprofit corporation under the Internal Revenue Service section 501(c)(3) and located at 10,000 Skyline Drive, Oakland, CA 94619.”

Learn more about the Quasar Legacy Circle and how to leave your legacy!

Contact:

Melissa Russo
Director of Institutional Advancement
(510) 336-7379
MRusso@ChabotSpace.org