Gifts That Cost You Nothing Now

Creating a gift in your will or by beneficiary designation is one of the easiest ways to keep kids safe and strengthen families for generations to come — and it doesn’t cost anything now.

Gifts in a Will

With a gift in your will to Child Crisis Arizona, you can create your legacy of protecting Arizona’s most vulnerable children, youth and families. All that’s needed is a few simple words.



Costs you nothing now to give in this way.



You can alter your gift or change your mind at any time and for any reason.



Your gift will create your legacy of safe kids and strong families. 

4 simple, “no-cost-now” ways to give in your will

General gift

Leaves a gift of a stated sum of money in your will or living trust. For example, you might decide to leave each of your grandchildren $10,000. It’s considered to be ‘general’ because it doesn’t specify from where the money comes.

Residual gift
Leaves what is left over after all other debts, taxes and other expenses have been paid.
Specific gift
Leaves a specific dollar amount, percentage, fraction or specific items (collections, art, books, jewelry and so on).
Contingent gift
Leaves a stated amount or share only if a spouse, family member or other heir/beneficiary does not live longer than you. In other words, your gift is contingent upon whether or not they survive after you.

Gifts by Beneficiary Designation

It’s easy to put your bank accounts, retirement funds, savings bonds and more to use in supporting Child Crisis Arizona — and it costs nothing now. By naming Child Crisis Arizona as a beneficiary of these assets, you can make a lasting impact on families and communities in Arizona.

Potential benefits of gifts by beneficiary designation:

Reduce or eliminate taxes on retirement assets

Reduce or avoid probate fees

No cost to you now to give

Create your legacy with Child Crisis Arizona

To name Child Crisis Arizona as a beneficiary of your retirement plan, life insurance policy or other asset, contact your bank or insurance company to see whether a change of beneficiary form must be completed.

How to Change a Beneficiary Designation

Login to your account or request a Change of Beneficiary Form from your custodian (the business holding your money or assets).

Follow the links to change your beneficiary or fill out the form.


Be sure to spell the name of our organization correctly: Child Crisis Arizona


Include our tax identification number: 86-0324144


Save or submit your information online or return your Change of Beneficiary Form.

Types of Gifts

A Gift of Retirement Funds (beneficiary of your retirement plan)

You can simply name Child Crisis Arizona as a beneficiary of your retirement plan to help children, youth and families in need.

A gift of funds remaining in your bank accounts, brokerage accounts or certificate of deposit (CD)

This is one of the easiest gifts to give and one of the most useful in accomplishing what you want – helping children, youth and families in crisis. The next time you visit your bank, you can name Child Crisis Arizona (Tax ID: 86-0324144) as the beneficiary of a checking or savings bank account, a certificate of deposit (CD) or a brokerage account. When you do, you’ll take a powerful step toward strengthening families and our community for generations to come.

Donor-Advised Fund (DAF) residuals

What remains in a donor-advised fund is governed by the contract you completed when you created your fund. When you name Child Crisis Arizona as a “successor” of your account or a portion of your account value, you can create a legacy of safe kids and strong families.

Savings Bonds

If you have bonds that have stopped earning interest and you plan to redeem them, you might owe income tax on the appreciation. That could result in your heirs receiving only a fraction of the value of the bonds in which you invested. Since Child Crisis Arizona is a tax-exempt institution, naming us as a beneficiary means that 100% of your gift will go towards providing a brighter future to the most vulnerable members of our community. 

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Sue Gifford, CFRE
Sue Gifford, CFRE

Director of Individual & Legacy Gifts
Child Crisis Arizona
602-296-6492 Direct
616-446-0699 Cell