Livingston Legacy Society
In 1913, the Jewish community in the United States faced rampant antisemitism and discrimination. Books, plays and newspapers depicted Jews with crude stereotypes. Against this backdrop of bigotry and intolerance, an attorney from Chicago named Sigmund Livingston had a bold idea — to create an organization with a mission: “to stop the defamation of the Jewish people, and to secure justice and fair treatment to all.” Starting with a $200 budget and two desks in Livingston’s law office, the Anti-Defamation League was founded with the clear understanding that the fight against one form of prejudice could not succeed without battling prejudice in all forms. The ADL Livingston Legacy Society was created in Sigmund Livingston’s memory.
Each member of the Livingston Legacy Society has made a lasting commitment to continue fighting hate for good by including ADL in their estate plans. They are at the front lines of ADL’s work countering antisemitism, fighting extremism and hate and building a just, inclusive society. The Livingston Legacy Society was created to honor these individuals and their legacies. ADL supporters are invited to join the Livingston Legacy Society if they have established any of the following gifts for the future:
  • A gift of any amount to ADL through a bequest in a will or living trust, including a contingent designation
  • A 401(k), IRA, SEP, or similar retirement plan beneficiary designation
  • A life insurance policy beneficiary designation
  • A bank account, brokerage account, or other financial account beneficiary designation
  • Naming ADL as the beneficiary of funds remaining in a donor advised fund
  • Including ADL as a beneficiary of a charitable remainder trust
  • A charitable gift annuity

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The Impact of Your Giving


could sustain ADL’s work to protect democracy and ensure a just and inclusive society for all.


could help us amplify the voices of ADL’s global community through the Never is Now conference.


given in your will, trust or by beneficiary designation could secure your legacy of justice and fair treatment for all.

*Please note that these examples are for illustration purposes only and actual gift amounts may differ. Please contact our team to see the impact you can make possible.

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