Planned Giving

Contact us today to see how to make
The Salvation Army a part of your legacy:
1-800-275-3197

Or contact one of our Planned Giving Directors to schedule an appointment.

A planned gift to The Salvation Army will improve the lives of others in your community for many years to come. We offer a variety of Planned Giving options including Bequests, Charitable Gift annuities, Outright gifts, and more. If you’re interested in the possibility of making a planned gift, please call 1-800-275-3197 or one of our Planned Giving Directors.

Meet our Staff

Our Planned Giving Directors are available to meet with you and discuss your ideas about giving to The Salvation Army. They are informed and friendly, and happy to share information about how The Salvation Army is making a difference in the community now — and how we will continue to help others in the future.

Richard Podgorski
Richard Podgorski

Senior Planned Giving Director
1 (800) 275-3197
Tel. (562) 264-3684
richard.podgorski@usw.salvationarmy.org



Thomas Britain

Planned Giving Director
Serving Los Angeles and Orange Counties
Mobile (949) 910-4117

Hope Brigade

The Salvation Army honors the members of the Hope Brigade whose vision, compassion, and generosity bring hope and a future to others throughout Southern California.

View our Hope Brigade Members

Gift Options

Tax-free IRA Gifts

For those 70½ or older, it is once again possible to make tax-favored charitable gifts from IRA accounts. Learn More


Bequests

A bequest is one of the easiest gifts to make. With the help of an advisor, you can include language in your will or trust specifying a gift to be made to family, friends or The Salvation Army as part of your estate plan. Learn More


Charitable Gift Annuities

You transfer your cash or appreciated property to The Salvation Army in exchange for our promise to pay you fixed income (with rates based on your age) for the rest of your life. Learn More


Charitable Unitrust

You transfer your cash or appreciated property to fund a charitable trust. The trust sells your property tax free and provides you with income for life or a term of years. Learn More


Charitable Annuity Trust

You transfer your cash or appreciated property to fund a charitable trust. The trust sells your property tax free and provides you with fixed income for life or a term of years. Learn More


Charitable Lead Trust

You transfer your cash or property to fund a lead trust that makes gifts to us for a number of years. You receive a charitable deduction for the gift. Your family receives the remainder at substantial tax savings. Learn More


Sale and Unitrust

If you give a portion of your property to us to fund a charitable remainder trust, when the entire property sells you receive cash and income for life. Learn More


Bargain Sale

We purchase your property for less than fair market value. You receive the cash and a charitable deduction for the difference between the market value and purchase price. Learn More


Give It Twice Trust

You may be looking for a way to provide your children with income while making a gift to charity. The Give it Twice Trust is a popular option that allows you to transfer your IRA at death to a term of years unitrust. Learn More


Life Estate Reserved

You may desire to leave your home or farm to us at your death, but would like to receive a current charitable tax deduction. A life estate reserved might offer the solution you need! Learn More


Outright Gifts

If you would like to make an outright gift to The Salvation Army, please contact one of our Planned Giving Directors.

For Advisors

Advisor Resources

We have a complete tax update service for CPAs, attorneys, CLUs, CFPs, ChFCs, trust officers and other professional friends. The GiftLaw services are made available to all advisors as a free service. We are available to assist in helping you provide clients with clear and understandable gift illustrations.

Charitable Tax Reference

GiftLaw Pro is a complete charitable giving and tax information service inside the GiftLaw website.

Deduction Calculator

The GiftLaw Calculator is a planned gifts calculator for professionals that follows the IRS format. Click here to access and run charitable deduction calculations for your favorite gift plan.