Ways to Give
DONATE BY MAIL
MAIL: If you prefer to mail a check, made payable to the National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund or NLEOMF, please print and complete this form. Mail check and form to National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund, Donor Services, 444 E Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001.
Click on image below to download donation form pdf.
Donate by Phone
Show your support for law enforcement by lighting a virtual candle. To participate in United by Light:
- Click the DONATE button and choose the gift amount that is appropriate and meaningful for you.
- Next, a thank you page will appear on your screen with a link to dedicate a message of hope and healing and light a virtual candle for your law enforcement hero or agency.
- You will then be taken to a page to view all the Virtual Candle messages.
Be part of the symbolic Thin Blue Line in the National Law Enforcement Museum with a $1,000 donation. Your name or a special inscription in the name of an active, retired, or deceased law enforcement officer will adorn one of the glass panels on the mezzanine.
Share Your Law Enforcement Story through the Museum. Exclusively for active and retired law enforcement officers and survivors (includes Museum Membership benefits).
OTHER WAYS TO GIVE
Donor-Advised Fund (DAF)
You can recommend a grant from your donor-advised fund to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.
Please consider making a grant recommendation that is designated “where needed most,” giving us the flexibility to apply funds to our most mission-critical priorities.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR YOU TO MAKE A GRANT RECOMMENDATION
Legal Name: National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, Inc.
Tax ID: 52-1382926
Incorporated: Washington DC
What is a Donor-Advised Fund?
A donor-advised fund (DAF) is like a special bank account, for the sole purpose of supporting charitable organizations you care about. It is administered by a third party including, but not limited to, Fidelity Charitable, Schwab Charitable, Vanguard Charitable, National Philanthropic Trust, and your local community foundation. You are generally eligible to take an immediate tax deduction when you open a DAF. They require a minimum contribution of $5,000 or more. Then those funds can be invested for tax-free growth and you can recommend grants to virtually any IRS-qualified public charity.
Gifts of Stock
To learn more about leaving a gift of stock, bonds or mutual funds to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund please contact Donor Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202.737.3400.
One of the easiest and most convenient ways to give. Set up your monthly giving today and no further action is necessary.
Your ongoing support helps to ensure that the National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum continue to honor fallen officers, tell the story of American law enforcement, and make it safer for those who serve.
You can cancel at any time if your situation changes for any reason. Simply call us at 202-737-3400 to change or cancel your gift.
- $10 x $12 months = $120 per year
- $15 x 12 months = $180 per year
- $20 x 12 months = $240 per year
- $50 x 12 months = $600 per year
- $100 x 12 months = $1,200 per year
- Whatever amount you wish per month
The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund receives charitable funds through special programs such as the Combined Federal Campaign, America’s Charity, and United Way. These funds are donated by employers at the request of their employees through these charitable organizations. Below you will find the Identification numbers associated with the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.
- Combined Federal Campaign #11631
- America’s Charity #11631
- United Way, possible to say check with united way
To learn more about how you as an employee can participate in Workplace Giving please contact email@example.com or 202.737.3400.
To contribute a donation through your firm’s Corporate Matching Giving Program please confirm with your Human Resources department if your company is eligible to participate. If yes, please acquire a matching gift form to be completed and sent with your gift. To learn more please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 202.737.3400.
Your planned gift to the National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund will have a lasting impact on our ability to honor fallen officers, maintain the hallowed grounds of the Memorial, tell the story of American law enforcement, and make it safer for those who serve.
We’ve partnered with FreeWill.com to make planned giving easier than ever. Using their online resource, you can write a legal will in 20 minutes or less, at no personal cost. It can be used with an attorney for more complex estates. Click here to write your free will.
Circle of Valor
When you create a planned gift, you will be recognized as a member of our Circle of Valor—a special group of visionary individuals who have included the Fund in their long-term financial and estate plans. Our members are insightful leaders who inspire other supporters of the Memorial and Museum to consider making a planned gift of their own.
In order for us to properly thank you, welcome you as a member of the Circle of Valor, and ensure we understand how you’d like the Fund to use your gift, please let us know of your bequest intentions by completing the Declaration of Intent form or contacting our Chief Development Officer, Diane LaVigna at 202-737-7494. The information you provide in the form will ensure that we have accurate records to provide the best possible stewardship of your gift. This is not a binding legal document, and your information will be kept confidential
If you would like to remain anonymous, we will gladly honor your request.
As a Circle of Valor member, you will receive:
- Acknowledgement on our websites and in our publications
- A Circle of Valor donor pin
- A commemorative certificate demonstrating your commitment to law enforcement heroes.
For Trustees and Advisors
In your work as a professional advisor, you value professionalism, integrity, and honesty, taking the utmost care when serving your clients. As a nonprofit organization, we share your values and take the same care when it comes to helping our donors plan charitable gifts. Our gift planners are well trained and skilled in the application of all vehicles used in strategic philanthropy. You are welcome to call anytime to discuss your client’s intentions.
Please use our website as you help your clients with their charitable plans, and feel free to contact Diane LaVigna, CFRE, Chief Development Officer at email@example.com if you have any questions.
Tools for Professional Advisors
Legal Name: National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund
Tax ID Number: 52-1382926
Incorporated: Washington, DC
Partner with Us
We understand that gifts to charities such as the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund can be an important part of your clients’ overall financial and estate plans. That is why we are committed to working with you to ensure that your clients find the charitable arrangements that best meet their needs. We believe that charitable planning is a process that ideally involves the donor, professional advisors, and our gift planning staff.
Sample Language for Your Will
The following language may help you and your attorney when drawing up a bequest that meets your needs.
- General Bequest. If you intend to leave an outright gift of cash, securities, or other property by designating a specific dollar amount, a particular asset, or a fixed percentage of your estate to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund to be used for general purposes:
“I, [name], of [city, state, ZIP], give, devise and bequeath to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund [written amount or percentage of the estate or description of property] for its charitable purposes, including but not limited to _______ use and purpose.”
- Specific Bequest. If you intend to make an outright bequest for a specific purpose, such as to support technology or counseling resources:
“ I [name], of [city, state, ZIP], give, devise and bequeath to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund [written amount or percentage of the estate description of property] for its charitable purposes, including but not limited to _______ use and purpose.”
- Contingency Bequest. If you wish to make a contingency gift, so that the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund will receive a portion of your estate if your named beneficiary does not survive you:
“If any of the beneficiaries named in the will should die before becoming entitled to receive their distributive share of my estate, I direct my trustee to pay or transfer the share to which such beneficiary would otherwise be entitled, to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund for its unrestricted use and purpose.”
Diane LaVigna, CFRE, Chief Development Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-737-3400
Consult with your tax advisor and attorney to determine which planned gift strategy is best for you.
Supporters Like You
Your respect for law enforcement can be part of your legacy and your life story, and it will have an impact on police officers for years to come. See how people like you who have made this special gift in a will, trust or by beneficiary designation are inspiring citizens to appreciate law enforcement, honoring our law enforcement heroes and making it safer for them to serve.
Growing up, Ken Castello was always surrounded by role models in the law enforcement community – close friends, acquaintances through church, and even his next- door neighbor, to name just a few. But it was one North Carolina state trooper who really impacted him the most.
You see, in 1980 at only age eighteen, Ken lost his father and was unsure of what directed his life would take. It was then that his state trooper friend took Ken under his wing, mentoring him and showing him what it meant to help others and care about those less fortunate. It was during that time that Ken knew exactly what he wanted to do.
From the beginning, he had an incredible sense of the dangers of serving in law enforcement. His training officer-to-be, North Carolina State Trooper Raymond Worley, was killed in the line of duty just two days before Ken’s graduation from the academy. But rather than decide not to continue on his path, Ken wanted to honor his legacy and carry on the very same duties Trooper Worley had sworn to fulfill. The following year, Ken was asked to escort the Worley family to Washington, DC for Police Officer’s Memorial Day.
Recalling the second escorting officer and family placing a carnation in the memorial wreath, and Ken standing in symbolically for the fallen officer, Ken says “…it was an emotional, very proud moment. And from that point on, I knew there was no greater way to honor our heroes in law enforcement than that ceremony and the events around the ceremony.”
Ken served for 30 years on the force and he has attended many National Police Weeks in Washington DC since that very first ceremony in which he honored Trooper Worley. In fact, every time he’s in DC, he visits and walks through the memorial.
At the end of the day, he feels very lucky to be here and remember those he served with who have fallen. “At any time in my years [of service], I could’ve been on that wall… It holds a very special place in my heart, it’s incredibly hard to describe.”
Reflections like this on his career and the challenges that law enforcement officers experience are part of the driving force behind his heartfelt support of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. There’s a sense of kinship he feels in supporting the Memorial Fund’s mission to honor fallen heroes, knowing that maybe “your family has been in the same situation” as countless others in the law enforcement community.
That’s part of why he’s stayed so involved year after year, knowing that the Memorial Fund’s new Law Enforcement Museum will tell the stories of these officers and their families, and what law enforcement is truly about – “helping mankind to make this world a better place to live.”
You can learn more about the ways you can also support law enforcement officers and their families, just like Ken does.