The 1942 Society is a community of NAE supporters who want to leave a lasting legacy for transformative gospel impact, especially in the midst of complex challenges.

As the NAE’s planned giving program, and hearkening back to the organization’s founding, The 1942 Society ensures that every donor has an opportunity to shape the NAE’s future for years to come.

What is a planned gift?

Typically, a “planned gift” is a gift made through a revocable trust or will, through gifts that provide lifetime income to the donor, or through more complex gifts of real estate and tax-deferred retirement assets.

Why make a planned gift?

Planned gifts are popular due to the financial flexibility and tax benefits they provide. They are also an effective means of Christian stewardship as they redirect assets to ministry that otherwise might be lost in estate taxes, capital gains taxes or income taxes.

There are several ways to become part of The 1942 Society. We’ve provided just a couple examples below. No matter which type of planned gift you choose, we can ensure that your giving intentions are carried out faithfully, both during and after your lifetime.

How do I get started?

If you’re interested in this opportunity to support the NAE, please contact Cullen Rodgers-Gates, director of development and membership, at 202.893.7821 or We would be delighted to work with you in planning your gift.

Wills and Living Trusts

To leave a gift in your will or living trust, please share this statement below with your attorney or financial planner:

I give to the National Association of Evangelicals, P.O. Box 23269, Washington, D.C., the sum of _______ Dollars ($_____) (or _____% of my adjusted gross estate) for its general purposes.

IRA and Retirement Funds

You can also add the NAE as a primary beneficiary on your IRA or other retirement funds to be received by our nonprofit organization at the time of your passing. These gifts avoid federal income and estate taxes, and they are another way to carry on your legacy.

For more information about supporting the NAE, please contact:

Cullen Rodgers-Gates

Director of Development & Membership
202.893.7821 |

Financial Integrity and Accountability

The NAE is a proud member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability, demonstrating our commitment to excellence in stewarding the resources with which we have been entrusted. As part of that commitment, we undergo an annual financial audit by independent certified public accountants. Information from our most recent audit is available on the ECFA website.

The National Association of Evangelicals is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization (EIN 53-0218653). Your gifts are tax-deductible to the fullest extent provided by law.