Legacy Giving

When you include a gift for Room to Read in your will…

Your generosity becomes the words that girls will use to express themselves and build lives of their own choosing. Your compassion becomes the stories that young learners will hold in their hearts and share with their own children. Most importantly, your thoughtfulness becomes a better life for every student, family, and community that we reach, both now and for years to come.

Your support is their success. Their triumph is your legacy.

 

Stories from our Legacy Community

"If you are looking for a way to have a profound, positive impact on global education, that costs you nothing now, I highly recommend including Room to Read in your will. It is the most impactful way to invest in a brighter future for all."

- Craig Herb, Room to Read supporter since 2007

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Establishing Your Legacy is Easy

With charitable gift planning, you can create a legacy gift that will extend your support for years to come. It's simple to structure your gift to maximize its benefits in a way that is most favorable to you, your loved ones and the organizations you choose.

For assistance please contact Caitlin Nagel, our Legacy Giving Manager, at legacy@roomtoread.org or follow the steps below.

Easy Guide to Include Room to Read in Your Will

To include Room to Read in your will you will need our address and charity registration number. Please see below for these details, including Room to Read’s recommended free will-writing service for your country, if we have one. If your country is not listed below, please use our United States information or reach out to legacy@roomtoread.org for more information.  

Creating a legacy gift allows you to designate your investment to the work that you are most passionate about. Most of our supporters choose to invest in our greatest need. Should you choose not to designate your investment, it will go toward Room to Read’s Future Fund, ensuring your gift is used for maximum possible impact as part of our operational reserves, strengthening our ability to execute our mission in an unpredictable future. This Fund enables organizational nimbleness and ensures protection against the unexpected, as well as financial flexibility to identify, test, and invest in new, even more efficient approaches to delivering our programs to the children who need them most.

United States 
EIN/Tax ID: 91-2003533 
Address: Room to Read, 465 California Street, Suite 1000, San Francisco, CA 94104 
Recommended will-writing service: FreeWill 

Australia & New Zealand  
ABN: 13 133 277 666 
Address: Room to Read Australia Limited, P.O. Box R1017, Royal Exchange, NSW, 1225 Australia 

Canada 
Charity BN: 85061 2417 RR0001 
Address: Room to Read Canada of 2405 Pine Street, P.O. Box 46877, Vancouver, BC V6J 3E9 

Hong Kong 
Registration Number: 1117869 
Address: Room to Read Hong Kong Ltd, Room to Read 87/F International Commerce Centre One Austin Road West Kowloon Hong Kong 
Recommended will-writing service: ForeverGift or call +852 5468 3635 

India 
Registration Number: TI22579
Address: D21 Corporate Park, Office No. 201E (B), 2nd Floor, Sector-21, Dwarka, New Delhi – 110075 

Singapore 
EIN/Tax ID: 91-2003533 
Address: Room to Read, 465 California Street, Suite 1000, San Francisco, CA 94104 

Switzerland 
Identification Number/TIN: CHE-237.755.163 
Address: Room to Read – Schweiz c/o First Names (Switzerland Ltd) Am Schanzengraben 25, PO Box 8022 Zurich   

United Kingdom 
Registration Number: 1125803 
Address: Room to Read UK Limited, Bracken House, 1 Friday Street, London, EC4M 9BT 

To designate Room to Read as a beneficiary you will need our address, listed under the previous question.  

If your account is held in the United States, you can plan your beneficiary designations through FreeWill.

Yes, please let us know so we can express our gratitude and welcome you into our Legacy Community. Email legacy@roomtoread.org to reach Caitlin Nagel, our Legacy Giving Manager.

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Stories from our Legacy Community


Dr. Raji Ambikairajah

Raji testimonial

You have been a supporter of Room to Read for over a decade; what has inspired your commitment to this organization?

When I first heard about Room to Read, I was drawn to the metrics, its bold goals and the details of the business model. The engineer in me did the math - this was an organization that was serious about eradicating illiteracy and knew how to make it happen. I wanted to be part of a global movement that was ambitious, tenacious and genuinely committed to making sure that every child has equal access to a quality education.

What made you want to include Room to Read in your will? Why would you recommend others who are passionate about this work consider making a planned gift?

I was in my mid-twenties when I first became involved with Room to Read. I was in the early stages of my career and wasn't earning an income that was large enough for me to contribute to the causes I cared about. But it was important to me that I was using my life and career for social impact. The only means I had at the time to do that, was through a legacy commitment. I sought out a financial planner and put together my will, and included Room to Read. Although I had no visibility on whether I would ever have the capacity to give during my lifetime, I felt motivated by the fact that whatever I created in my life would end up contributing to a world where all children could pursue a quality education.

Through your legacy commitment, you are helping to create a world of gender equality in education and where illiteracy can be eradicated in one generation. What does that mean to you?

I believe that the greatest impact that any of us can have in our own lifetimes is that which carries beyond our own time. No matter where we are in the timeline of humanity, a quality education will be the great leveler and the most effective tool in solving the world's challenges and creating future changemakers. If I can play a small role in that, then that means everything to me.

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