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CR Donor Profile

Lane Carlson

Consumer Reports is fortunate to have many generous donors. They support our mission during their lifetime, but also have the kindness and forethought to make sure our work continues well into the future by including CR in their estate plans.  We thank all of these Legacy Society members.  In particular, we appreciate the recent bequest from Lane Carlson, whose fascinating and gracious life we celebrate:

Lane was born in Scotts Bluff, NE in1919 where her father was Chief of Police and helped round up the infamous Ma Barker gang. She eventually earned a degree in journalism at the University of Missouri, where she had her own radio program. After graduation she began her military career and joined the Women’s Army Corps, eventually attaining the rank of Colonel.  During WW II she was aide to Gen. MacArthur in Tokyo, Japan and during that time acted as a guide for Helen Keller when she visited the troops there.  In 1954 she served as technical director on the popular film “Francis Joins the WACS.”  During the 60’s and 70’s she was Editor of Soldiers Magazine and was decorated as one of the first five women colonels in the army.  After retiring in 1973 and making her home in La Jolla, CA, Lane remained a world traveler, skilled athlete and devoted daughter - and also earned a masters degree in journalism from Stanford.  Her enthusiasm, compassion and thoughtfulness will be missed.  We salute you, Col. Carlson.


To learn more about supporting CR with a bequest:

Contact
Ed Pitaro, Associate Director, Gift Planning
Phone: 914-378-2647
E-mail: epitaro@consumer.org

Mail:
Consumer Reports
Attn: Ed Pitaro
101 Truman Avenue
Yonkers, NY 10703

How can I remember CR in my Will or Trust?

Ed Pitaro
Associate Director, Gift Planning

Refer to Consumer Reports in your will or Trust as:

Consumers Union of United States, Inc., of Yonkers, NY -- Tax ID# 13-1776434

Sample language to share with your estate planning professional:

"I give and bequeath (The Trustee shall distribute) to Consumers Union of United States, Inc., Yonkers, New York, the sum of $_____ or ___ percent of the rest and residue of my estate or trust to be used by it for its general charitable purposes." 


To learn more about supporting CR with a bequest:

Contact
Ed Pitaro, Associate Director, Gift Planning
Phone: 914-378-2647
E-mail: epitaro@consumer.org

Mail:
Consumer Reports
Attn: Ed Pitaro
101 Truman Avenue
Yonkers, NY 10703

Bequest Information

Ed Pitaro
Associate Director, Gift Planning

You can help Consumer Reports remain expert, independent and non profit by including us in your estate plans.  Your generosity will ensure that we can carry out our mission and continue to protect consumers well into the future.

Remembering CR is easily accomplished by allocating a specific dollar amount or designating other property in your will or trust.  You can also apportion a percentage of your estate or trust assets for CR.

Since CR is recognized as a 501(c) (3) public charity, your bequest is fully deductible for estate tax purposes.  And by letting us know that you have included CR in your will or trust you will become a valued member of the Consumer Reports Legacy Society.


To learn more about supporting CR with a bequest:

Contact
Ed Pitaro, Associate Director, Gift Planning
Phone: 914-378-2647
E-mail: epitaro@consumer.org

Mail:
Consumer Reports
Attn: Ed Pitaro
101 Truman Avenue
Yonkers, NY 10703