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Legacy Circle gifts are one of the most meaningful gifts you can make to ensure that California is free of burn-related injuries and to perpetuate essential programming for those affected by burn injuries for years to come.

Members of the Legacy Circle leave a lasting legacy by naming the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation in their will, trust or estate plan.

Ways to Give

Gift in Life
Offer a gift of cash, securities or other assets, such as real estate.

Provide for loved ones, the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation and others through a provision in your will.

Revocable Living Trust
Control the distribution of your assets, including bequests to the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation, without going through probate.

Life Insurance
Make a large gift at a small cost of simply giving a new or existing policey designating  the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation as a beneficiary.

Pooled Income Fund
An irrevocable gift to the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation allows you to receive an income for life at a significant tax deduction. Upon death, the principal reverts to the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation.

Charitable Remainder Trust
Receive an income for life or a period of years, reduce your taxable estate and benefit your heirs and the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation with a gift of assets including cash, stocks or real estate.

Charitable Lead Trust
The Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation will receive an income from an asset for a given period of years. The asset is later returned to you, a family member or other beneficiary.

Charitable Gift Annuity
Receive a fixed income for life and remove assets from your taxable estate with a gift of cash or securities.

Gift of Real Estate
The tax laws allow you to give the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation your personal residence and receive an immediate tax deduction, yet you and/or your spouse may continue to live there for the remainder of your lifetimes or for a set number of years.

Memorial Gift
Can be made through any of the instruments above by designating the gift in memory of a loved one.

The General Endowment
All unrestricted bequests are placed in the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation general endowment. The income produced by this fund is used to augment the organization’s annual income for programs and services,

Already Made a Gift?

If you have already made a planned gift to AARBF, please let us know, using the link below, so we can acknowledge your gift and include you in special Legacy Circle newsletters, announcements and events. Or, you may contact AARBF’s Executive Director, Daniel Chacon at 415-495-7223 ext. 180.

Thank you for thinking of the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation.

Tax ID Number: 23-7162017
It is always advisable to consult your financial and legal advisors when making financial and legal decisions. 

Legacy Circle Spotlight

For more than thirty years, Woody Reed served as a Captain in the Los Angeles County Fire Department. He witnessed first-hand the heroism of the firefighter brotherhood and the devastating impact on someone who sustained a severe burn injury. He was introduced to the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation in the late 1970s, and remained a committed supporter for years.

From their humble beginnings, Woody and his wife, Louise, had an enduring and passionate drive to help people. They were true partners in the belief that education can lift anyone to new heights of awareness and success.

In 2011, the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation received an amazingly generous bequest gift of $500,000 from the Woody and Louise Reed Family Trust. With education being so important to both Woody and Louise, we renamed our scholarship program for burn survivors to The Woody and Louise Reed Bridge-to-Life Scholarship.