Legacy Society

Ways to Join WorldDenver’s Ben Cherrington Legacy Society

Ben Mark Cherrington (1885-1980) played a key role in expanding the international engagement of both Denver and the wider global community. As one of the authors of the United Nations Charter, key founders of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), and hand-picked leader of the State Department’s newly created Division of Cultural Relations, his contributions to the field of international affairs were significant. Within Denver, his work as a professor and chair of the University of Denver’s Department of International Relations as well as his involvement in bringing the International Visitor Leadership Program to Denver helped to bring national and international recognition to our local community.

  1. Bequests

Designate WorldDenver to receive a gift from your estate—a transfer of cash, securities, or other property made through your will or trust.

  1. Beneficiary designations

Designate WorldDenver as a beneficiary for a retirement plan (e.g., IRA), or life insurance policy or to receive assets in an account (typically a bank or brokerage account) on your death.

  1. Charitable gift annuities

Designate WorldDenver to receive a transfer of cash or securities in exchange for a contract to pay you or your designee an annuity for life.

  1. Charitable remainder trusts

Designate WorldDenver as the organization to receive the remaining trust assets at the end of the term of the trust.

  1. Charitable lead trusts

Designate WorldDenver to receive annual payments and the principal reverts to you or to your designated beneficiaries at the end of the trust term.

  1. Retained life estates/real estate

Give your personal residence (a house, cabin or farm) to WorldDenver and continue to live there rent-free for the rest of your life or a term of years.

  1. Gifts of stock

Designate WorldDenver as a beneficiary via a gift of stock, or other securities, such as bonds or mutual funds.

  1. Life insurance policy

Designate WorldDenver as the beneficiary of a life insurance policy or transfer a life insurance policy to WorldDenver.

  1.  Retirement plan/accounts

Designate WorldDenver as a beneficiary of your IRA account, or, make a charitable roll-over gift to WorldDenver from your IRA while you are alive.

  1. Memorial Funds

Commit to listing WorldDenver as a possible designation for donations in your memory.

  1. Charitable Distributions

Include a letter to your executor(s) with directions to include WorldDenver in the list of charitable distributions.

  1. Donor-Advised Funds

Designate WorldDenver to receive any remaining funds from your fund.