Planned Giving

Our Mission & Legacy Society

The worldwide mission of Civitan International is to build good citizenship by providing a volunteer organization of clubs dedicated to serving individual and community needs, with an emphasis on helping people with developmental disabilities.

Civitan International is an organization of community service clubs dedicated to helping others. There are Civitan clubs in more than 35 countries around the world, all working to make a difference. Chances are there's a club near you!

Civitan has a special emphasis on helping people with developmental disabilities. As part of that mission, clubs help fund the Civitan International Research Center. This world-class research center is dedicated to better treatment and understanding of disorders such as autism, cerebral palsy, brain cancer, and other illnesses of the human brain.

Membership in your local Civitan club goes beyond making a difference in the lives of others. Civitan membership provides opportunities for personal growth, leadership training, and organizational experience. Civitans from all walks of life have gone on to serve as leaders at the club, regional, and even international levels.

Many also join Civitan to meet civic-minded people, enjoy fellowship, and do something truly fulfilling with their free time. Your level of involvement is entirely up to you!

It costs little to become a Civitan member. New members are charged a small initiation fee, and members pay district-level and international dues on a quarterly basis. As a member, you can attend club meetings, participate in club projects, attend district and international events, and be eligible to hold office at the club, district, and international levels.

Legacy Society

Civitan's Legacy Society recognizes individuals who contribute to Civitan through a planned gift. All members receive special recognition, including a lapel pin, a legacy giving newsletter, inclusion in our Legacy Society listing in the annual report, and an invitation to the President's Council Reception at international conventions.