Legacy Corps

“Still Serving America” is the motto of the American Legion. The American Legion is composed of veterans who continue their service to America by still serving their communities.

Charitable Gifting to the American Legion Newport Harbor Post 291 can be your contribution to help continue the work of our organization for years to come.

Please consider giving to the American Legion Newport Harbor Post 291. The American Legion is tax exempt under section 501c (19) of the Internal Revenue Code. When giving and charitable gifting we recommend that you consult your lawyer or other tax advisor.

What we do and Who we assist

We support our veterans who reach out to fellow veterans, as well as help children and others within the community. Our dynamic post and community support has helped us evolve into an organization that gives to veterans and the community.

Please visit our updated page Who We Support.

Visit the History of our Post page.

Legacy Corps

Make a difference where it counts: in the lives of Orange County military veterans and their families. Join the Legacy Corps!

American Legion Newport Harbor Post 291 is the nations second largest Post. We are striving to develop an efficient and effective philanthropic charitable gifting program called the Legacy Corps.

The funds gifted by the Legacy Corps members are designed to enhance the Posts abilities to carry on our community projects and to reconstruct our existing facility with improved parking. In addition, the funds will go to support our local veterans and community. This exciting program will serve as the Post’s major source of income for decades to come.

The Legacy Corps offers the donor the opportunity to play a pivotal role in ensuring the continuing operations of the Post. Additionally, there are multiple opportunities to honor and recognize Legacy Corps members.

By charitable gifting and/or pledging at least $10,000 you will become a Legacy Corps member and receive the following benefits:

  • Name permanently displayed on the Legacy Corps Wall of Fame.
  • Name listed on the Post 291 website as a Legacy member.
  • Name listed as Legacy Corps member in the SeaBreeze.
  • Honored at American Legion Newport Harbor meetings.
  • Invitation to an annual Legacy Corps special event.
  • Additional benefits mutually agreed upon and commensurate with your gift.

Methods To Consider When Charitable Gifting

Outright Gift: giving money, automobiles, boats, transfer of securities or other items of value makes it quick and easy.

Outright Gift of Appreciated Property: really assist the Post by giving a quick and easy gift of appreciated property.

Charitable Gift Annuity: supplement income with fixed annual payments

Charitable Lead Trust: reduce gift and estate taxes on assets passing to heirs.

Retained Life Estate: give your personal residence, but continue to live there.

Life Insurance Gift: make a large gift at little or no cost to yourself.

Retirement Plan Gift: avoid the twofold taxation on retirement plan assets.

Bequest in Will or Living Trust: defer a gift to until after your lifetime.

Benefits from IRAs and Pension Funds: your estate can save both income and estate taxes if you make the Post the beneficiary of your individual retirement accounts.