There are many ways to leave a legacy, and for those who would like their legacy to include a long-term gift to Child Aid Africa, there are many options to consider. Child Aid Africa encourages potential legacy givers to speak with a financial advisor and a Child Aid Africa representative to determine which legacy giving options can most effectively meet the giver’s goals and Child Aid Africa's needs.

Most legacy giving options fall into one of the following three categories:

Planned Giving

Planned gifts are designed to fit within a donor’s comprehensive estate plans, fulfilling the donor’s philanthropic goals, reducing income taxes, avoiding capital gains or estate taxes, and retaining lifetime income if desired, all while helping to guarantee Child Aid Africa’s future financial support. Common forms of planned giving include charitable gift annuities and donor advised funds.


A non-profit’s endowments represent its permanently held capital. Depending on the guidelines established for each particular endowment, income and/or principal from the endowment can be used to support the ministry work.

Non-traditional Gifts

Non-traditional gifts to Child Aid Africa could include gifts of personal property, life insurance policies, retirement plans, real estate, and appreciated stocks. Child Aid Africa would be happy to discuss these and other options with interested donors.


If you are interested in learning more about how you can partner with Child Aid Africa through legacy giving, please contact Child Aid Africa at 717-514-7597 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.