Legacy Giving

Looking for another way to support the Eco-Justice Center? Consider these Legacy Giving options:

Roll over your IRA annual distributions to the Eco-Justice Center. This is a unique way to begin building your charitable legacy during your lifetime.

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) requires anyone, who has reached the age of 70-½ years, and who has a tax-deferred retirement account, such as IRAs, to annually withdraw a minimum amount from these accounts and pay taxes. The amount, referred to as the Minimum Required Distribution (MRD), depends on the balance of your retirement account at the end of the previous calendar year.

IRAs have a special provision, known as a charitable rollover, where one can transfer assets up to $100,000 dollars annually to public charities directly, exempting them from paying taxes.


  • The IRA account holder is at least 70 ½ years of age or older;
  • The transfer or distribution is direct from an IRA account to Eco-Justice Center, Inc;
  • The transfer or distribution is completed during the applicable tax year; and
  • The total of the gift does not exceed $100,000 per tax year
List the Eco-Justice Center as a beneficiary on a financial instrument. Many people have investments or life insurance policies that list primary and secondary beneficiaries. Consider listing the “Eco-Justice Center, Inc” as a primary or secondary beneficiary on one of these instruments. Some donors choose to enter a family member as a primary beneficiary, and a charity as a secondary beneficiary.


Leave us a donation in your will. We are very grateful for legacy gifts from people who found the Eco-Justice Center meaningful in their lifetimes.



For the options above, you will need the following information:

Federal EIN #: 45-3737333

Eco-Justice Center Inc

7133 Michna Road

Racine, WI 53402


In Memoriam. If you are involved in funeral planning for yourself or a loved one, consider recommending the Eco-Justice Center as a recipient of in memoriam gifts.

Any questions? Email marylynn@ecojusticecenter.org or call MaryLynn at 262-681-8527, x 1.