Join the Frameline Legacy Circle

Our Legacy Circle is a special group of donors that have made a lasting commitment to securing Frameline's future by naming us as a beneficiary and/or including us in their will or estate plan. 

By joining the Legacy Circle, you ensure that poignant and thought-provoking films that document and celebrate LGBTQ lives truthfully and with respect will continue to be seen by audiences around the world, filmmakers can create new and compelling stories, and our educational programming continues to reach youth and other vulnerable LGBTQ communities.

A planned gift can generate financial benefits for a donor during his or her lifetime as well as provide future benefits to a charitable organization like Frameline. There are many ways to make a planned gift, including naming Frameline as a beneficiary in your will or living trust, retirement plan, IRA or tax-sheltered annuity, living trust, charitable remainder or lead trust, life estate and/or life insurance. If you have included Frameline in any of these, please let us know so that we can welcome you to the Legacy Circle.

Frameline is pleased to offer special benefits to Legacy Circle members:

  • Recognition of your name along with other Legacy Circle members in Frameline publications (unless you wish to be anonymous)
  • Invitations to special events, including an exclusive Legacy Circle gathering
  • News and announcements throughout the year

There are no dues or fees associated with membership in our Frameline Legacy Circle and there are no requirements on the size of your gift. Simply confirm your participation by sending us an email or complete this Confidential Form and submit it by mail to: 

Frameline Legacy Circle
145 Ninth Street, Suite 300
San Francisco, CA 94103
 

or by email to jcarroll@frameline.org

Our heartfelt thanks for your thoughtful support.

Charitable Bequests

A charitable bequest in your will or living trust is an easy way to make a lasting impact on Frameline's future and your gift will strengthen our organization for future generations. There are three types of bequests for you to consider: specific, residual, or contingent. Specific bequests  can articulate a specific sum, a certain number of shares of stock, or a disposition of real property. Residual bequests are often made after making specific bequests to family/relatives, friends, and other charities, and whatever remains after these designations (the residuary) can be give in whole or in percentage to charity or others. A contingent bequest is made on the condition of a certain eventthat might or might not happen, and because of its specificity it fails if the condition is not met. 

Sample Language for Wills and Trusts

Specific Bequest:

"I hereby give, devise and bequeath to Frameline, a California non-profit public benefit corporation, Federal Tax ID#94-2775772, located at 145 9th Street Suite 300, San Francisco, CA 94103:

  • The sum of $_______________________[amount] AND / OR
  • The following described property: ____________________ [description] AND / OR
  • ______% [percent] of the residue of my estate."

Residual/Percentage Bequest:

"I hereby give, devise and bequeath to Frameline, a California non-profit public benefit corporation, Federal Tax ID#94-2775772, located at 145 9th Street Suite 300, San Francisco, CA 94103, all of the residue of my estate [Or ___% of my estate]."

Contingent Bequest:

"In the event of the death of any of the beneficiaries, I hereby give, devise, and bequeath to Frameline, a California non-profit public benefit corporation, Federal Tax ID#94-2775772, located at 145 9th Street Suite 300, San Francisco, CA 94103, [Specific or Residual language as above]."

Sample bequest language can be downloaded by clicking here