Planned Giving

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Leave a Legacy of Safety

Your planned gifts provide a solid financial future for our agency.

To view more information about planned giving and joining the Legacy Circle at Emerge, click here.

Contact Lauryn Bianco at or call (520)-795-8001 ext.7013 for answers to any general questions about planned gifts.

Before making a planned gift please consult with an attorney, financial planner, or tax advisor. When meeting with an advisor regarding a planned gift to Emerge!, the following information may be helpful:

  • Emerge! Center Against Domestic Abuse is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization.
  • The designated beneficiary should be: “Emerge! Center Against Domestic Abuse.”
  • The agency’s federal tax identification number is: 86-0312162.

My Heart Speaks Ten Languages

Thank you to Lusia for leaving her legacy at Emerge!.

CaptureThe depth of Lusia Slomkowska’s commitment to others showed in her final plans. Last fall, Emerge! received an incredible gift from Lusia’s estate. As a poet and a feminist, Lusia has always been committed to women’s causes and the challenges of everyday life. She was inspired tremendously by her mother who had lived in a Polish work camp as a child and marked by her own life-long health issues. Although she struggled with her own health, she had a compassionate heart for the many people that she met in her travels in Eastern Europe and the young people in the United States that she encouraged in their writing and educational endeavors.

“Lusia was a mainstay of the University of Arizona Poetry Center’s classes, workshops and discussion groups where she contributed greatly with her talent as a writer and her keen powers of analysis,” said Wendy Burke, Poetry Center Librarian. As a published writer, a dedicated teacher, and an activist—she was a true humanitarian. Close to the end of her life, her friend Sat Bir asked her to write the beginning line to a poem, Lusia said, “my heart speaks ten languages.” Lusia lived 40 years longer than her doctors predicted, she will continue to live on through her generosity to Emerge!. With Lusia’s support, we will help our participants create their own heart’s language.

Would you like your legacy to provide safe futures for southern Arizona families? Consider Emerge! when doing your estate planning. You can honor a friend or family member by making a memorial gift in your will. Please contact Kate Hiller at 520.795.8001 to find out how to make arrangements and to learn how your gift will be used.