Planned Giving

Planned Giving enables you to play a crucial role in supporting long-term positive change for women and families worldwide. Through arranging a Planned Giving gift, you can continue to play an important role in the issues that matter to you most. The legacy of your impact will help to ensure that MADRE’s future remains bright. Planned Giving covers a wide range of options, including income-generating gifts, transfers of real estate, stock donations, and bequests. Read on to learn more.

MADRE’s Preferred Planned Giving Options

The Benefits of Planned Giving: An Example


A Legacy of Hope

c. Elizabeth Rappaport

Since retiring as Executive Director at MADRE, I have been fortunate enough to spend more time with my grandsons—playing, teaching and watching them grow. This time is special because it brings us closer together. It has also deepened my personal understanding of what the work we do at MADRE means to future generations. 

Just as I want my grandsons to enjoy a full range of human rights as they grow into young men, I know that you as a MADRE supporter are committed to building a future founded on these same principles for all the women worldwide we work to support together. We know that our work is grounded in decades of activism that came before us, and will continue on for many years to come as we work toward the full realization of human rights for all people.

I hope you will join me in reflecting on how to build a legacy of hope together—by celebrating the important work being done by MADRE’s sister organizations and by sharing stories of inspired activism and giving that will make a lasting impact. 

In early 2009, we at MADRE were saddened to hear of the passing of activist Mae Millstone, a supporter who had been with us since 1985. We were also touched to find that she had provided for us in her will. For Mae, this was a concrete way to make sure that her work for international women’s human rights continues on after her passing. We are proud to share her story of strength and commitment with you.

Vivian Stromberg
Senior Advisor


Stories of our Members

A Legacy of Hope: Mae Millstone's Story

Jocelyn Edelston: One Donor’s Story


We welcome your questions and input as you consider making a planned gift to MADRE, and will be happy to discuss any of these options in detail with you and your financial planner. For more information, please contact Yifat Susskind, Executive Director, at (212) 627-0444 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Photo Credit: Elizabeth Rappaport 


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