Planned Giving

Young people are the heart of our community. Help us empower them for years to come.

Help Pathfinders sustain our mission of “Empowering Youth – Changing Lives” with a legacy gift.

By including Pathfinders in your estate plan, you join us in building a future where all youth are safe, healthy, independent and valued. Your generosity ensures Pathfinders can help young people achieve safety and stability for themselves and their families.

Have you already included Pathfinders in your estate plan?


Questions About Pathfinders Planned Giving?

Contact Michelle Strode
Senior Manager of Individual Giving

Ways to Create Your Legacy with Pathfinders

Include Us in Your Estate Plans

As you update your estate plan, keep Pathfinders in mind as you think of the people and organizations that are important to you.

There are many ways to support Pathfinders with an estate gift including:

  • Bequests through your will or trust.
  • Beneficiary designations on bank accounts, life insurance policies, commercial annuities or retirement plans.
  • Beneficiary designations on charitable remainder trusts or charitable lead trusts.

You can name Pathfinders to receive a set dollar amount or percentage of your assets through your will or trust by including a simple paragraph, such as:

I give $_______ to Pathfinders Milwaukee, Inc., 4200 N Holton St., Suite 400, Milwaukee, WI 53212 to be used for the area of greatest need within the organization.

– or –

I give _______ % of my estate to Pathfinders Milwaukee, Inc., 4200 N Holton St., Suite 400, Milwaukee, WI 53212 to be used for the area of greatest need within the organization.

Your financial or tax advisor can help you discover what type of legacy gift is right for you.

Make a Gift of Stock

Despite uncertainty and fluctuations in the market, many people still have stock in their portfolio that has appreciated in value since the time of purchase. Benefits of giving stock include charitable tax deductions and the ability to save cash for your future needs. Check with your financial advisor about making a gift of stock to Pathfinders.

Make a Gift of Retirement Assets

People over age 70 ½ can make a charitable gift from their IRA. These donations are called Qualified Charitable Distributions (QCDs) and are an excellent way to make a significant gift to Pathfinders, fulfill your required minimum distribution and reduce your taxable income. You can also name Pathfinders as a beneficiary on your IRA or retirement plan.



Contact Michelle Strode, Senior Manager of Individual Giving, via email at or by cell phone at 414-386-3164.

Legal Name: Pathfinders Milwaukee, Inc.

Federal Tax ID Number: 39-1185304

Address: 4200 N. Holton St., Suite 400, Milwaukee, WI 53212


Disclaimer: The information provided on this page is intended to be general and should not be taken as financial, tax or legal advice. Please consult with your own advisors to determine which planned giving strategy is right for you.

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