Planning for the Future Financial Health of the Women’s Clinic

      “Planned Giving,” a powerful way to support the future of the clinic, is the process of planning a gift benefiting you, your family, and the causes you support, now and beyond your lifetime.

Here are some ways we can help sustain the clinic into the future:

      You have many options for giving, the most popular being through a will, or a living trust to care for your needs and those of others. Many people set aside a certain dollar amount to give through a will. Others leave a percentage of their estate or assets remaining after their family needs are met. Some donate possessions, such as a car, a home, or a financial investment. For others, a living trust meets needs now and provides gifts later.

      A variety of arrangements are available to meet specific situations. If you want to explore any of these options, we have an excellent resource (available by phone to anyone in the U.S.) offering free, confidential consultations to explore the most effective way to make your gift. Their informative website also explains your options. A call to the Planned Giving Center is for your benefit only. It does not carry any obligations, and no one else, including us, needs to know about your call unless you choose to tell us.

You may also wish to consult your own attorney or financial advisor.
Please feel free to contact the good folks at:

The Planned Giving Center
The Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County
Phone: 831-476-GIFT  •  Website:
Stock donations can save taxes and save lives. If you are planning to donate to the clinic, and if you own appreciated stock, it may be advantageous to donate stock instead of cash. Your donation is potentially deductible at the appreciated level, but the appreciation is not taxed, giving you a double tax advantage.

WEN has an account with Morgan Stanley Stock Brokerage Company, and we have an easy electronic transfer system in place. If you want to learn more about this or, if you want to donate stock, please contact us at:

Women’s Empowerment Network

Or you may contact our broker,
Trevor Schwartz, Financial Advisor
Associate Vice President, Morgan Stanley

As always, of course, you may donate via our secure Paypal system by clicking on the button below:

Women's Empowerment Network is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Donations are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Our taxpayer ID number is: 77-0566997.

Thank you for considering these extra steps toward helping the people of Mulukukú.