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In partnership with Communities In Schools, you can leave a legacy that will affect sustainable change in the lives of underserved students across the country for years to come.

Planned gifts create reliable funding streams, ensuring CIS has sustainable resources to support our mission in reaching the remaining 11 million students in need of our services. Additionally, planned gifts to CIS are a fantastic way to both demonstrate your legacy of support for education equality while also securing personal tax benefits for your future plans.

A typical planned gift is bequest language designating a gift to Communities In Schools within a will or trust. Please reference the below sample bequest language that uses our legal name Communities In Schools of New Mexico and federal tax identification number 85-0481104:

I bequeath [the sum of $ ____ ] [an amount equal to ____% of the net value of my estate] [a specific asset or collection of assets such as securities, real estate, or tangible personal property] [all the rest, residue and remainder of my estate] to Communities In Schools of New Mexico (Tax Identification # 85-0481104), a non-profit organization headquartered in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

CIS is happy to discuss your future plans and goals. If you have any questions and would like to speak with a member of our staff, please contact Julia Bergen, Executive Director, at or (505) 954-1880.

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