Legacy and Planned Giving

Safeguarding Our Future Response to Domestic Violence and Family Homelessness

Doorways for Women and Families is all about the future. Every day we strive to make the future brighter for women and families escaping domestic violence and homelessness. You can help ensure that this mission remains an integral part of Arlington’s future through legacy and planned giving.

Legacy Society LogoJoin Doorways’ Legacy Society. By making a planned gift to Doorways today, you help guarantee that 10, 20 — even 50 years from now — women and families in Arlington will have access to safe shelter, long-term housing and supportive services that help them overcome abuse and poverty.

Meet Eileen, member of Doorways’ Legacy Society

It’s easier than you think. Planned gifts can be funded with cash, stock, real estate or other tangible personal property. Making Doorways a part of your estate plan can be as simple as naming us as a beneficiary of your:

  • Will or living trust
  • Retirement plan
  • Life insurance policy
  • Charitable remainder trust
  • Charitable lead trust
  • Gift of real estate
  • Any other gift that benefits Doorways in the future

Join Today

To join, download the enrollment form, which is available as a plain PDF and as a fillable form, and send your completed form to Christy Cole, Gift Planning Advisor via mail to Doorways at PO Box 100185, Arlington, VA 22210, or by email to Please contact Christy at (703) 504-9403 if you have any questions or concerns. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Benefits of Planned Giving

In addition to ensuring the future of Doorways for Women and Families, planned gifts offer many possible benefits, such as:

  • Making a larger charitable gift than you thought possible
  • Increasing your current income
  • Reducing your income tax and/or avoiding capital gains tax
  • Planning for the financial needs of a spouse or loved one
  • Providing inheritances for your heirs at a reduced tax cost
  • Making a gift that may cost nothing in your lifetime but is priceless for future generations

You Can Safeguard Doorways’ Response

Help safeguard the future of Doorways’ response to homelessness, domestic violence and sexual assault in our community by making a planned gift today. To discuss options and learn more about how you can leave a legacy, please contact Christy Cole, Gift Planning Advisor, at (703) 504-9403 or

Have you already named Doorways as a beneficiary of your estate? Let us know right away so we can recognize and thank you as a member of the Legacy Society!