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Beneficiary Designations: Support the World's Children After Your Lifetime

Helping UNICEF treat preventable diseases and improve living conditions for children around the world is not only possible, it's easy to do with a beneficiary designation. Just name the U.S. Fund for UNICEF as a beneficiary to receive assets such as retirement plans and life insurance policies after you're gone. You simply fill out a form that is entirely separate from your will—which makes this approach an easy way to give.

Not only is it an easy way to give, but it's also flexible—you aren't locked into the choices you make today. You can review and adjust beneficiary designations anytime you want.

Naming the U.S. Fund as My IRA Beneficiary: Karen Biraimah

Karen Biraimah

Karen Biraimah
Danny Kaye Society Member

Growing up in Oregon, I knew little about the struggles of people around the world to obtain food, housing, basic education, and medical care — essentials that so many of us take for granted. My eyes were opened, however, when I traveled to Africa.

I have volunteered with Operations Crossroads Africa, worked two years in Ghana as a Peace Corps Volunteer, and spent five decades helping with education projects in Togo, Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa and Botswana. During my time in Africa, I saw much needless suffering: young children with distended bellies caused by malnutrition; people dying from tetanus, typhoid, rabies, polio, and intestinal diseases; small scratches on children turning into painful tropical ulcers. Once, I attended the funeral of two young students and their headmaster who died from tetanus because the medicine sent from the capital arrived too late.

While these traumatic memories will always remain with me, so will the humanitarian interventions I witnessed. During my years in Africa, I saw how UNICEF has made an incredible impact on children born into challenging conditions — by not only giving them a better chance at life, but also improving their quality of life through education. I also witnessed firsthand how every contribution, no matter the amount, can make a significant difference in the life of a child.

Over the years, our family has consistently made monthly contributions to UNICEF. Now, as our children are grown and we look forward to retirement, my husband and I are finally able to make a more substantial and lasting contribution to UNICEF by naming them as a beneficiary in our retirement plans. This simple yet critically important decision has provided us with the reassurance that we will continue to help improve the lives of children worldwide long after we are gone

 

See How It Works

Learn How to Fund It

You can name us beneficiary of the following assets:

Next Steps

  1. Contact Karen Metzger at (866) 486-4233 or kmetzger@unicefusa.org for additional information.
  2. Talk to your financial or legal advisor to learn which assets will or will not trigger taxable income when paid to a beneficiary.
  3. If you name the U.S. Fund for UNICEF in your plans, please use our legal name and Federal Tax ID.

Legal Name: U.S. Fund for UNICEF
Address: 125 Maiden Lane, New York, New York 10038
Federal Tax ID Number: 13-1760110

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