Your Legacy

Giving the gift of homeownership means providing hard-working families with a legacy of their own to pass on to their children. Your legacy as a supporter of New Orleans Habitat means generations of change and stability.

Leaving a legacy gift can mean writing us into your will or your trust, making us a beneficiary of your IRA or retirement plan, or setting up a charitable gift annuity, all of which can qualify for significant tax deductions. Your gift will also help provide for future growth for New Orleans Habitat. We have provided some sample text below:

“I, [insert name], of [insert city, state, and zip], bequeath to New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity (tax ID number: 72-0973161), a nonprofit organization located at 2900 Elysian Fields, New Orleans, Louisiana 70122, [insert amount or percentage of estate or description of property] for its unrestricted use and purpose.”

Email Jay Huffstatler or call (504) 609-3332 for more information.

Stock and Bond Gifts

A charitable gift of stock or bonds can help make the dream of homeownership a reality for deserving family while also providing tax savings for you.

A gift of stock owned for more than one year entitles you to a charitable deduction for the full market value at the time the gift is made. If the stock has appreciated, you also avoid a capital gains tax on the appreciation.

In addition to helping New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity fulfill its mission of eliminating poverty housing, you may diversify away from low-basis, long-term holdings into other assets that will better suit your needs. Please consult your qualified financial planner or attorney.

If you would like to discuss a gift of stocks or bonds, please email Jay Huffstatler or call (504) 609-3332.