Securities

Donating appreciated securities will support our work and, under some circumstances, may provide a meaningful savings on your taxes.

To find out more, including our DTC number and account number or other resources regarding planned giving, please email our Planned Giving Coordinator using the form below, or call 1-800-841-7299. Donations to U.S. PIRG Education Fund are tax-deductible in many circumstances. Please seek the guidance of your attorney or financial advisor when planning a major gift.

News Release | U.S. PIRG Education Fund, Demos | Democracy

Big Money and Secret Spending Distorting Democracy

A new analysis of pre-election data from the Federal Election Commission (FEC) and other sources by the U.S. PIRG Education Fund and Demos shows that outside spending in the first presidential election since Citizens United is living up to its hype: new waves of “outside spending” have been fueled by dark money and unlimited fundraising from a small number of wealthy donors. Outside spending organizations reported $1.11 billion in spending to the FEC through the final reporting deadline in the 2012 cycle. That’s already a 200% increase over total 2008 outside spending.

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Public Interest Partners

As a U.S. PIRG Education Fund member, you know that we keep our overhead low, so we can put more of your contribution directly to work on research and advocacy to advocate for the public interest.

Now, you have an opportunity to make your contribution go even farther—through the Public Interest Partners program.

Public Interest Partners

Public Interest Partners is the monthly giving program for our most dependable members.

Vehicle Donation

You can donate cars, trucks, boats and other vehicles to U.S. PIRG Education Fund through Charitable Auto Resources. Vist our donation page and learn more here.

For questions about this program, please email our Planned Giving Coordinator using the form below, or call 1-800-841-7299. Donations to U.S. PIRG Education Fund are tax-deductible in many circumstances. Please seek the guidance of your attorney or financial advisor when planning a major gift.

Securities

Donating appreciated securities will support our work and, under some circumstances, may provide a meaningful savings on your taxes.

To find out more, including our DTC number and account number or other resources regarding planned giving, please email our Planned Giving Coordinator using the form below, or call 1-800-841-7299. Donations to U.S. PIRG Education Fund are tax-deductible in many circumstances. Please seek the guidance of your attorney or financial advisor when planning a major gift.

Retirement Accounts

Most retirement plans are tax-deferred, meaning that you do not pay income tax on the assets in a retirement plan until they are distributed to you. Because any retirement assets that are unused during your lifetime may be subject to both income and estate taxes, these may be among the costliest assets to distribute to loved ones through your estate.

Bequests

Keeping your will or living trust updated is essential to ensuring that all of your wishes will be carried out. It’s easy to remember U.S. PIRG Education Fund in your will or living trust. Your advisor can include just a few sentences to arrange for the gift.

Through a will or trust, you can give:

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Your tax-deductible donation supports U.S. PIRG Education Fund’s work to educate consumers on the issues that matter, and the powerful interests that are blocking progress.

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You can also support U.S. PIRG Education Fund’s work through bequests, contributions from life insurance or retirement plans, securities contributions and vehicle donations.