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 

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 

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

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

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

Martyn, you have been a tremendous partner to Room to Read for 15 years. What inspired you to get involved? 

One of the drivers of my life has been the knowledge that my mother, who was born in the early years of the 20th century, was taken out of school by her father at the age of 13 because he didn’t think that girls should be educated. My mother never expressed any resentment of that fact, even though she had been doing extremely well at school, but she determined that her children would never be in the position she was put in. She went to enormous lengths to make sure that my three siblings and I had the benefit of the education she missed out on. That is why the whole concept of Room to Read and its work around gender equality really resonated with me.  

You spent your career as a solicitor, helping people with their estate planning. When it came to writing your own will, what factors did you take into consideration? 

The factors that I considered in creating my will were my individual circumstances, as well as my wife’s. Most importantly, we wanted to determine the needs of our family and make sure they were protected. We have three sons and six grandchildren, so they were at the forefront of our minds. At the same time, we are very conscious of how lucky we have been in the way life has panned out for us and so we wanted to include gifts to charities whose missions resonated with us most. We knew we couldn’t benefit every cause, so we decided to prioritize education and we selected Room to Read because we believe very passionately in what they are doing and how they are doing it.  

While everyone’s situation is different, one thing that is constant is that everyone ought to make a will. As a solicitor, I would say this, but it’s true. A will is necessary to protect everyone and everything you care about. The positive side of this is that there is an appropriate option for nearly everyone to support the causes they care about by including a gift to charity in their will. It gives everyone the opportunity to invest in their vision for a better future.  

Speaking of the future, what excites you about Room to Read’s future? 

When I think about the future, I feel both excited and frustrated. Room to Read has reached more than 32 million children, which is truly remarkable, but we live in a world that has more than 7 billion people, hundreds of millions of which are illiterate. I truly believe that we will get to a place where Room to Read will no longer need to exist, but it isn’t going to happen in my lifetime. I take real confidence in knowing that Room to Read has a plan to keep growing and expanding access to education. Gender equality in education is so important, especially in societies that are very patriarchal, and I am heartened by the progress we have made so far. These changes don’t happen overnight, and I am hopeful for the future knowing that organizations like Room to Read exist and will keep advancing progress for girls and students around the world until a quality education is something that everyone can take for granted. 

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