PFLAG is the first and largest organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people, their parents and families, and allies.
In 1972, Jeanne Manford’s life was changed forever when she learned that her son had been beaten at a gay rights protest, and the police stood by and did nothing. Outraged, she took action. She wrote letters to newspapers, she marched with her son in an early precursor to NY Pride, and she founded the organization known today as PFLAG, where families, allies, and LGBTQ+ people work together, support one another, educate local communities, and advocate for an end to discrimination.
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 Legacy Circle and including PFLAG in your will, you will sustain our unique 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." -- The Cepek Family
"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
Trusts and insurance beneficiary designations are other great ways to support our work.
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.
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.