Liberty Hill Foundation
L.A.'s social justice epicenter since 1976

Ways to Give: Leave a Legacy

“The impulse to take care of your children as a legacy for the future is natural.  For me, it’s as important to leave a legacy to Los Angeles, the community that’s been so good to me.  A planned gift to Liberty Hill is a perfect way to do that.”

Sarah Pillsbury, Founder, Liberty Hill Foundation

Ways to Give: Leave a Legacy

Through their foresight and generosity, supporters who recognize Liberty Hill Foundation in their estate plans or other planned giving arrangements help ensure resources for future generations of community leaders, grassroots activists and those committed to building a society that provides justice and equality for all.

Called “Los Angeles’ most imaginative philanthropic institution” by the Los Angeles Times, Liberty Hill has often been the first to address urgent social problems of the day, and the first to support solutions developed by leaders in the communities affected by injustices. Some of those community-based solutions have recently given L.A.  an increase in the minimum wage,  a new civic determination to regulate long-unregulated oil drilling in residential neighborhoods, a first-in-the-nation reform to replace discredited school policies that increase dropout rates, and a brave new challenge to violent city and county law enforcement practices.

Consider a legacy gift approach to investing in new leaders, new ideas and new solutions. Help us continue the movement for Change, not Charity. 

What Planned Gifts Support

Liberty Hill supporters are often highly sophisticated about the strategies and initiatives they are funding, and understand that unrestricted gifts used for the Foundation’s highest priorities offer the value of flexibility to maximize impact in the face of unpredictable conditions.  Fifty percent of unrestricted planned gifts support the Liberty Hill endowment, while the remainder goes to urgent community needs. Planned gifts may also be directed to specific grantmaking.

What and How to Give

Legacy gifts can be in the form of cash, stock, bonds or mutual shares, and real estate. The gifts may be made in a bequest through a will, by gifts through living trusts or other non-charitable trusts, through a Charitable Remainder Trust or Charitable Lead Trust, and by beneficiary designation through retirement plans or insurance policies.

To learn more about Planned Giving or to advise us of your intention to name Liberty Hill in your estate plans, please contact donorservices@libertyhill.org or call 323-556-7203

Photo: Tamar Kane and Ari Gertler with a photo of their father Lanny Gertler and Liberty Hill founder Sarah Pillsbury.