"I wish I could do more..."
What if we said, “You can do something extraordinary”?

As part of our Legacy Society, a planned gift that you designate in your will or trust can ensure families have the security of owning a home for generations to come.

A common misconception is that planned giving is only for the wealthy. The truth is, people just like you can make a big difference. A planned gift is typically made from assets in your estate rather than disposable income, and comes to fruition after your lifetime. It can be simple and low-cost to you right now. The most common way to leave a planned gift is in your will.

By letting us know your intentions to make a planned gift, you become a member of Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity’s Legacy Society. If you’ve already done this, please let us know, so we may thank and recognize you!

For more information contact Donor Relations Manager Kelly Schlicht at 414-316-5611 or kschlicht@milwaukeehabitat.org.

Not sure where to start?
Save the date for a free seminar at our Booth Street woodshop, featuring advisors from Baird, an estate attorney, and our Milwaukee Habitat staff.

Sign up now! 

Important Information

Our legal name:
Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity
If you do not include “Milwaukee”, your gift will be sent to Habitat for Humanity International.

Our Federal EIN (tax ID) #:


Our Address:
3726 N. Booth Street
Milwaukee, WI 53212


Sample Wording for Your Will:
"I, [name], of [city, state, ZIP], give, devise and bequeath to Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity, (FEIN #39-1496741), [amount or percentage of the estate or description of property] for its unrestricted use and purpose." 

Legacy Society Stories

For Bill and Lois Hoover, helping others is a way of life. “As a Christian, I believe I should share resources generously,” Bill says. Bill and Lois appreciate that the mission of Habitat for Humanity aligns with their faith...

For nearly 25 years, Anne Neafie has volunteered on build sites for Habitat for Humanity, and has been instrumental in orchestrating the Faith Build House each year.  “I want to see Habitat move on beyond the time I’m able to volunteer,” she says.


Bob and Evie Klug were the embodiment of happiness through service. Their retirement life was enriched as active volunteers for many civic and charitable causes, including Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity since 1995.


You may have been greeted with a cheery hello from Lois Bernard when entering the Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity ReStore...

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Gift in Your Will

Whether you wish to donate a portion of or your entire estate, a fixed dollar amount, or a percentage of your assets, gifts in your wills or trusts in any amount are easy to make.

Retirement or Life Insurance Plans

Retirement plan or life insurance assets can be advantageous as charitable estate gifts to relieve the burden of income and estate taxes on your loved ones.

Qualified Charitable Distributions

Give a planned gift in your lifetime! If you’re 70 ½ years or older, you can make a Qualified Charitable Distribution from your IRA directly to Milwaukee Habitat.

Donor Advised Fund

A donor advised fund, or DAF, is a charitable giving program that allows you to combine tax benefits and supporting your favorite causes, which can easily be set up through a community foundation or your financial institution.

Already Designated Milwaukee Habitat?

Thank you for including Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity in your will or financial planning. Please provide the following information to ensure that we have accurate records so that we can provide the best stewardship of your gift. This is not a binding legal document, and your information will be kept confidential.

Record Your Gift