We are kicking off the Legacy Challenge with a $500,000 matching campaign. Your gift to the Legacy Endowment will be matched up to 50% of each new outright gift or gift established through your will (planned gift), with a maximum of $25,000 matched per gift.
Unless we act now, the service and sacrifice of Vietnam veterans may be forgotten when our Vietnam veterans are gone. For 40 years since The Wall was dedicated in 1982, VVMF has led the way to help heal our nation, remember those who gave all, and honor all who served. VVMF is creating the Legacy Endowment to continue honoring Vietnam veterans for the next 40 years and beyond!
All qualifying gifts established or newly identified before November 12, 2022, are eligible for the match.
Take up the challenge today! With your deferred or outright gift to VVMF’s Legacy Endowment, let us recognize your enduring commitment in the 40th Anniversary edition of The Wall’s Enduring Legacy commemorative publication.
Helpful Information for your Will
Below please find some general information that may be beneficial to you in finalizing your planned gift in your Will.
- Legal Name: Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund
- Tax ID Number: 52-1149668
- Incorporated In: District of Columbia
- Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization
- Contributions are tax deductible
- Address: 1235 South Clark Street, Suite 910, Arlington, VA 22202
- Phone: 202-393-0090
Below is language you can include in your Will to donate to the Legacy Endowment:
Bequest of specific amount: I give, devise, and bequeath to Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (“VVMF”), a nonprofit corporation, the sum of $___________ cash (or _____ shares of ______ stock) to be used for the Legacy Endowment for so long as the need should exist.
Bequest of percentage of estate: I give, devise, and bequeath to Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (“VVMF”), a nonprofit corporation, _____ percent (%) of the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate to be used in support of the Legacy Endowment for so long as the need should exist.
For any questions please contact: Viktor Zikas at 202-393-0090 or via e-mail at [email protected]
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization and your donation is tax-deductible within the guidelines of U.S. law.
Already included VVMF in your Will?
If you have made a planned gift to VVMF, please forward a copy of your Will to:
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund
c/o Development Department
1235 South Clark Street, Suite 910
Arlington, VA 22202
HOW THE CHALLENGE WORKS
The Legacy Challenge is a $500,000 matching campaign given to us by a generous donor. When you make a gift inclusion to VVMF in your Will, your gift will be matched up to 50% of each new outright gift or gift established through your will (planned gift), with a maximum of $25,000 matched per gift to the Legacy Endowment.
Below is an example of how the process works:
|For example, a $10,000 gift inclusion to VVMF in your Will becomes a $5,000 cash gift from our generous donor to VVMF today ($10,000 X 50% = $5,000).
Any gift inclusion for VVMF in your Will over $50,000 will be matched at the maximum of $25,000 as a cash gift from our generous donor to VVMF today.