Legacy Giving

Ensuring Care and Compassion for Years to Come

Making a legacy gift to Kara is a powerful way to ensure that, for years to come, those impacted by loss receive the care, compassion, connection and community they need to heal and navigate their grief journey. Anyone can make a legacy gift!


Circle of Compassion

Kara recognizes legacy donors for their generosity through voluntary membership in the Circle of Compassion. This special group of individuals help bring care and compassion to others through ensuring the perpetuation of Kara’s mission. Please consider making a legacy gift to Kara and joining the Circle of Compassion.


Charitable Bequests

A charitable bequest is one of the simplest and most flexible ways that you can leave a legacy gift to Kara that will make a lasting impact.

Benefits of a Bequest

  • Receive an estate tax charitable deduction
  • Reduce the burden of taxes on your family
  • Leave a lasting legacy to charity


How a Bequest Works
A bequest is one of the easiest gifts to make. With the help of an attorney you can include language in your will or trust specifying a gift to be made to family, friends or Kara as part of your estate plan, or you can make a bequest using a beneficiary designation form. We have provided some sample bequest language to assist you and your attorney. It is intended to be used for educational purposes rather than as advice.


Some Options to Leave a Bequest to Kara

  • Include a bequest to Kara in your will or trust
  • Designate Kara as a full, partial or contingent beneficiary of your retirement account (IRA, 401(k), 403(b) or pension)
  • Name Kara as a beneficiary of your life insurance policy


Contact Us

If you have been so kind as to include a bequest to Kara as part of your estate plan, please let us know by completing the Kara Legacy Gift Notification Form. We would like to recognize your generosity through your voluntary membership in the Circle of Compassion. Additionally, if you have questions about leaving a bequest to Kara, please contact us. We would be happy to assist you.


There is no better gift than having a friend to walk that grief journey with you. For me, Kara is that friend.

Kara Client

As a 501(c)(3) non-profit Kara is eligible to accept bequests. Please consider including Kara in your will or trust. Our federal identification number is 94-2431483. Contact us at 650-321-5272.