Leaving a gift in your will

How do you want to be remembered?

Like you, we believe that a person’s ability to succeed in this country should not be determined by their race, ethnicity, religion, gender, or zip code. We work towards a future in which all people have the opportunity to achieve their dreams.

This future will be built on the legacy you leave today. You can make a simple, yet transformational gift through your will that costs you nothing during your lifetime—and ensures that the causes you care about continue into the future.

As a donor, you choose how CPLC uses your gift. You can designate your gift to the program or issue you are most passionate about, or leave a gift in honor or memory of a friend or family member. Plus, your gift can reduce your estate taxes and provide a larger inheritance for your family.

Are you interested in learning more about leaving a gift in your will?
Download our FREE guide to writing your will.

Are you working on leaving a gift to CPLC in your will?
Download bequest language to include in your will.

Have you already left a gift to CPLC in your will?
Join the Terri Cruz Legacy Society.

Teresa “Terri” Cruz

Teresa “Terri” Cruz worked as a house cleaner for 22 years, until her integrity and strong faith moved her to a career in social services.

She met a group of young Chicano activists and became involved in what would become Chicanos Por La Causa. She helped to shape the mission of the organization and was one of the three signatures on CPLC's Articles of Incorporation in 1969.

Terri spent the rest of her life advocating for people in need. Upon receiving the 2012 Arizona Latina Trailblazers Award, she stated her motive succinctly:

“You do it because it's in your heart to do it. You don't do it because you want to be recognized and have someone pat you on the back.”

Terri worked at CPLC until her final days. Her life truly demonstrates what it means to leave a legacy.