In 1972, Jeanne Manford’s life was changed forever when she turned on the TV news and saw her son being beaten at a gay rights protest as the police stood by and did nothing. Outraged, she took action. She wrote letters to the editor, she marched with her son in a Gay Pride Parade, and she founded the organization known today as PFLAG, where parents, allies and LGBTQ people would work together, supporting one another, educating local communities and advocating for an end to discrimination.  Over four decades later, PFLAG is America’s leading family and ally organization which unites LGBTQ people. family members and allies together to provide support, education and advocacy through its 400 chapters in the United States, DC and Puerto Rico.

The legacy that Jeanne Manford and her family created is far beyond her wildest dreams.  PFLAG's unique work has contributed significantly to advances  made in LGBTQ equality.  But there is so much more to do to achieve full equality and to change the hearts and minds of millions of people so that equality is reflected in every aspect of our culture. YOU can create your own legacy by including PFLAG in your will and estate planning. This is a lasting gift of support that costs nothing during your lifetime. As a member and supporter of PFLAG today, you are making PFLAG's critical work possible today. By joining the Jeanne Manford PFLAG Legacy Circle and including PFLAG in your will. you will sustain our collective family voice in the years and decades to come. YOU will help ensure that PFLAG remains a critical resource for the next generation and beyond, just as these Legacy Circle members have done:

"Even after we are gone, we want to continue to make the world a better place for our gay son, and all LGBTQ people. That’s why we have designated PFLAG as one of the beneficiaries of our estate." -- Char and John Cepek 

"PFLAG gave my mother, while she lived, the opportunity to learn how a heterosexual parent can be a useful participant in the life of a gay young person. Consequently, my Estate Gift to PFLAG also is a memorial to my mother’s initiative and understanding of social justice." -- Killian Swift  

How to include PFLAG in your will

Trusts and insurance beneficiary designations are other great ways to support our work.

Trusts

Charitable Remainder Trusts, Charitable Gift Annuities and Charitable Lead Trusts are just a few examples of options for controlling principle asset ownership as well as the flow of income or annuities to you, PFLAG, or any other designee. Each type of trust has unique advantages and tax implications. Please consult your attorney or financial advisor to determine the best way to provide for you and your loved ones while supporting PFLAG's important work.

Life Insurance

Designating PFLAG as a primary or secondary Life Insurance beneficiary is a low-cost way to make a significant Planned Gift. You may also be eligible for tax deductions if PFLAG is designated as both the owner and beneficiary of the policy.

Contact Dr. Jaime M. Grant, PFLAG National Executive Director, at jaimegrant@pflag.org or (202) 657-6994.