Public Interest Champions Circle

The Public Interest Champions Circle honors a special group of our donors who are protecting the public interest for future generations by remembering CALPIRG or our sister organization, CALPIRG Education Fund, in their estate plans.  These legacy donors are helping to ensure that these organizations will continue to flourish – offering an independent voice that works on behalf of the public interest – for years to come.

Securities

Securities can be donated either through a bequest or as a lifetime gift. 

To find out more, including our DTC number and account number or other resources regarding planned giving, please email our Planned Giving Coordinator using the form below, or call 1-800-841-7299.

Life Insurance

Sometimes circumstances change and life insurance is no longer a critical part of an estate plan. If you wish to redirect life insurance, it’s simple to do so. You can designate a nonprofit such as CALPIRG as the beneficiary of your life insurance policy, which you will continue to own during your lifetime.  After consulting with your advisors, ask your insurance agent how to make this simple change to your policy.

Retirement Accounts

Most retirement plans are tax-deferred, meaning that you do not pay income tax on the assets in a retirement plan until they are distributed to you.  Because retirement assets that are unused during your lifetime may be subject to both income and estate taxes, these may be among the costliest assets to distribute to loved ones through your estate.

Bequests

Keeping your will or living trust updated is essential to ensure that all of your wishes will be carried out. It’s easy to remember CALPIRG in your will or living trust. Your advisor can include just a few sentences to arrange the gift.

Through a will or trust, you can give:

Reclaim Our Democracy Action Action, CALPIRG

Sixteen states and more than 400 communities have gone on record calling for a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United. Make sure your town joins this growing movement.

Report | CALPIRG Education Fund | Consumer Protection

Still @ Risk

New Report on technology & identity theft shows that California victims lost more money in identity theft cases Investigated in 2011 than in previous year.

Public Interest Partners

As a CALPIRG member, you know that we keep our overhead low, so we can put more of your contribution directly to work on research and advocacy to advocate for the public interest.

Now, you have an opportunity to make your contribution go even farther—through the Public Interest Partners program.

Public Interest Partners

Public Interest Partners is the monthly giving program for our most dependable members.

Tax Loopholes Action, CALPIRG

Some of the nation’s best-known companies — including GE, Google and Goldman Sachs — have avoided paying the taxes they owe, costing us $100 billion last year.

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DEFEND THE CFPB

Tell your senators to oppose the “Financial CHOICE Act,” which would gut Wall Street reforms and destroy the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau as we know it.

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Your donation supports CALPIRG’s work to stand up for consumers on the issues that matter, especially when powerful interests are blocking progress.

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