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Planned Giving

When making a substantial gift to The Salvation Army, there are a number of creative giving options available and details can easily be worked out to the benefit of not only The Army and those we serve, but to you and your loved ones as well.  Often, by making a planned gift, you can reduce capital gains or inheritance taxes, retain income for life, secure an income tax deduction, and/or actually increase the benefit of your estate to your Loved ones after passing away.


It is not enough to make a bequest that simply reads "To The Salvation Army in Central Ohio..." as there is no such organization legally recognized by this name. The Salvation Army operates in Ohio as a New York Corporation, and this corporation has predetermined how to allocate bequests throughout the eastern United States that have not been planned in accord with specific criteria. Please contact our Planned Giving office for proper bequest language consistent with your legacy goals so that we can ensure your generosity stays local.

When you choose to make a planned gift to The Salvation Army, you should consult your professional financial advisor or attorney. We will be happy to provide information and work with your advisor to complete your gift. Thank you for your interest in supporting the work of The Salvation Army.

Contact Information:

Melanie Parscal can be reached at 513.762.5635 or Melanie.Parscal@use.SalvationArmy.org. We are willing to provide information and work with your professional financial advisor or attorney to complete your gift.

Some financial vehicles provide the opportunity for you to donate funds to help the mission of The Salvation Army while providing income for yourself.  These vehicles include:

  • Charitable Gift Annuities
  • Charitable Remainder Trusts
  • Charitable Lead Trusts

For an effective, interactive way to see how one of these vehicles can benefit you, we encourage you to click here to create a personal gift plan to see what your income and tax benefits could be.

If you have already included The Salvation Army in your financial or estate plan, we thank you for your kindness and generosity.