Include Mercy Corps in your will
One of the most powerful ways you can support families facing conflict, crisis and disaster around the world is by including Mercy Corps as a beneficiary in your will. Your legacy gift connects your life story with our work for years to come — and with the lives of the millions of people we reach.
Everyone who establishes a legacy gift is invited to join the Mercy Corps Legacy Society. It’s our way of saying thank you for your generous commitment to sustain our lifesaving work. As a member of the Legacy Society, you’ll receive exclusive updates on our work and invitations to special events where you can learn more about the impact you’re making around the world.
If you decide to leave us in your will, please reference our legal name, Mercy Corps, and our tax ID: 91-1148123.
If you wish to name Mercy Corps as a whole or partial beneficiary of your IRA or Retirement Plan, please contact your plan administrator.
And please let us know if you do! We’d love to recognize you for your generosity and welcome you into the Legacy Society.
Meet the Hart Family, members of the Mercy Corps Legacy Society
When their children were born, Janet and Richard Hart had many decisions to make – including what kind of legacy they wanted to leave behind. They decided to empower some of the world’s most vulnerable communities to build stronger, thriving futures by including Mercy Corps in their family’s estate plan – making a difference for generations to come.
“Our parents instilled in us the idea that everyone should be treated with dignity and respect,” says Janet Hart. “We choose to support organizations that embody this ideal.”
That’s why Janet and her husband Richard chose to leave a percent of their estate to Mercy Corps. It fits right in line with their core values: making the world a little better, for generations to come.
“It is empowering to take stock of your values and determine how you want to make a small difference in the lives of others,” Janet says. “Planned gifts allow you to do just that.”
Janet and Richard began their relationship with Mercy Corps in 2004. After watching an interview on CNN with a member of the Mercy Corps team in the midst of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that rocked Indonesia, it became clear to them that Mercy Corps was not just a relief organization, but was also there to support communities through the months and years to come – even after the initial crisis had subsided.
Janet’s personal experience doing charity work and serving on nonprofit boards told her Mercy Corps would be a great fit.
“Mercy Corps doesn’t just descend on a community and dictate to them how problems should be solved. They work collaboratively with local authorities to implement responsible solutions.”
Janet’s story is inspiring and important, but perhaps what inspires the most hope is that it’s not exclusive: Anyone from anywhere can make Mercy Corps part of their lasting legacy – including you.