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The Legacy Society Of Step Up

Planned Gifts ensure the future of important non-profit organizations and causes. Becoming a member of the Step Up Legacy Society is simple.

Suggested language

In your will:

“I bequest to Step Up on Second St., Inc., a 501 (c) (3) non profit corporation, Federal Tax ID #95-4109386, organized and existing under laws of the State of California with the business address of:

1328 2nd St. Santa Monica, CA 90401

The sum of _____ (dollars or percentage of estate) to be used exclusively for its charitable purpose”.

Through your Life Insurance, Annuity, Trust, or IRA:

List Step Up on Second St. Inc., a 501 (c) (3) non profit corporation, Federal Tax ID #95-4109386, 1328 2nd St. Santa Monica, CA 90401 as a beneficiary. Indicate the sum of ______ (dollars or percentage of bequest).

Simply send the Office of Development notification that you have named Step Up as a beneficiary in your will, annuity, trust, life insurance policy, IRA, or retirement plan. It is not necessary to disclose the amount of your bequest. Notification automatically qualifies you for membership in The Legacy Society.

Members enjoy recognition and special benefits

  • Legacy Society member recognition in the Step Up Annual Report and Newsletters (you may also choose to be an anonymous Legacy Society member).
  • Names of Legacy Society members honored at the Step Up website.
  • Invitations to an Annual Legacy Society private event.
  • Complimentary tickets to special VIP “by invitation only” events.

Above all, members of The Legacy Society enjoy the profound satisfaction of knowing that their philanthropy will have lasting impact on present and future generations of members of Step Up.

For more details on Planned Giving and The Legacy Society, call Deidre Strohm, Chief Development Officer at (310)696-4510 x 2200 or e-mail her .

An Important Message from Step Up

Dear Supporters, Volunteers and Trusted Community Partners,

We wanted to take a moment to let you know Step Up is actively monitoring the COVID-19 status in the communities we work. We are relieved to report that as of this writing, there have been no reported cases of COVID-19 in the Step Up Community. Step Up is taking measures to both protect employees' health and welfare, and to advance its critical mission to serve its most at-risk members. During this time, members will continue to need our support and we expect to continue to provide the exemplary level of support and services we have become known for in our community.

In an abundance of caution, Step Up is taking the following immediate steps to curtail the spread of the virus and to keep its staff, members and volunteers as safe and as healthy as possible during this period of unknown impact:

  • All volunteer activities at all sites are halted for a minimum of two weeks.
  • Managers are empowered to work with staff to curtail activities that may put them or members at risk. This includes the possibility of remote work when feasible, phone or telehealth meetings with members as necessary, avoiding transporting members in personal or company vehicles - the advancement of our mission is paramount;
  • Program staff will be trained on how to utilize company phone apps to effectively communicate with members and each other as necessary;
  • We have asked staff if they or an immediate family member is experiencing flu-like symptoms, to not report to any office location, contact their manager on how to proceed, and seek medical attention immediately.

While many public and private spaces have curtailed operations for the time being, Step Up will remain operational and will continue serving its clients. Again, it is important to note that NO ONE IN THE STEP UP COMMUNITY HAS TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19. Our goal is to keep it that way for as long as possible.

Please contact us by email or phone before coming to one of our locations. Support from our community is especially vital now as operations are re-aligned to adhere to our mission while keeping staff, members and volunteers safe. Please consider making a donation as we work through this difficult time. Your contributions in any amount ensure that Step Up will continue serving our most vulnerable neighbors, who are especially vulnerable during this community health crisis. Do not hesitate to contact me with any questions you may have.

Stay safe and healthy,
Tod Lipka
President & CEO