My father, Danny Kaye, whose 100th birthday we are celebrating today, was appointed the first UNICEF ambassador to the world’s children in 1954. Though my father achieved legendary success in Hollywood, on Broadway, television and the concert stage, he often said working with UNICEF was his most rewarding role. He always went the extra mile. Perhaps you will be inspired to go that extra mile, too.
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The State of the World’s Children report inspired me to increase my support to the U.S. Fund. I knew without a doubt that I could make a real difference in the lives of many children. And because I wanted to make sure the battle for children’s lives continued to be won long after I was gone, a few years later I named the U.S. Fund for UNICEF in my will. Please join me and become a member of the Danny Kaye Society by remembering the U.S. Fund for UNICEF in your will.
Given the fact that I was walking around with milk cartons almost 40 years ago, it’s a pretty good bet that UNICEF will be around to help children for many years to come. This is why I have selected UNICEF as a beneficiary of my estate plan. Join me and become part of a group of dedicated individuals supporting the U.S. Fund for UNICEF through planned giving through estate and financial plans.
We wanted to invest our resources in children’s lives and a deferred charitable gift annuity seemed like a good way to give today. A deferred charitable gift annuity is a practical way to make sure that we are making a significant contribution in the present and also securing income for our own future. In these uncertain economic times, it is really the ideal tool to fit our donating goals. We are able to commit considerable resources to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF and still make sure we have provided for our retirement.