A Bequest to Further Good Work
Nancy: We met with our lawyer to revise our wills, and we each included a provision for a gift to a Legacy Fund at the Community Foundation. Our lawyer put language in the will that allows a percentage of our estate to go to the Legacy Fund at the Community Foundation, who will then execute our charitable wishes after our lifetime. This was easy to arrange and permits us to still use our assets during our lives if we need them. Additionally, our Legacy Fund provides the flexibility to update the organizations we wish to support after our lifetime by simply contacting the Community Foundation staff. We don't need to incur the cost of making a change to our will to update our charitable passions.
Is making a gift in your will right for you?
We have resources that will help you learn more about making a gift through your will. Click here to review sample bequest language. You will see how easy it is to include a bequest in your will or trust.
You might find it helpful to print this page and the bequest language. Please feel free to give this information to your attorney. If he or she has any questions, please contact us.
*Please note: The names and image above are representative of a typical donor and may or may not be an actual donor to our organization. Since your benefits may be different, you may want to click here to view a color example of your benefits.