Frequently Asked Question

Is a giving pledge legally binding?


Our giving pledges are not a contract and are not legally binding. They are, however, a public declaration of lasting commitment to the cause. A pledge is a promise, or oath, to be made seriously and with an expectation that you will follow through.

However, if someone decides that they can no longer keep their pledge (for instance due to serious unforeseen circumstances), then they can simply revoke their pledge and cease to be a member. They can of course rejoin later if they renew their commitment. Obviously taking a pledge is something to be considered seriously, but we understand if a member can no longer keep it. If you need to withdraw your pledge can do so using our depledging form.

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