- You Can Make a Real
Bequests allow many individuals to make much larger gifts than they
could during their lifetimes. This is particularly appealing to donors who want
their gift to "amount to something," but haven't had the means to make a substantial
- You Can Honor or Memorialize a Loved One
provide the opportunity to honor or memorialize a loved one through the establishment of a fund.
- You Enhance the Value of Your Estate
enable savvy donors to avoid federal and state estate taxes. As with other financial
decisions, it is important to consult legal counsel to maximize the benefits of
your estate planning
- You Have One Last Opportunity to Demonstrate
Your Values For Your Children and Heirs
In most cases, the last communication
you have with your children and heirs is through your will. Bequests to charitable
organizations are a way of communicating your values; of saying, "This is important to me."
- You Determine the Legacy You Leave Behind
allow you to decide what your legacy will be and the kind of impact you have on
the future. You can earmark your bequest for scholarships, programs, equipment,
facilities, or simply for use where most needed. But whatever you choose, you'll
have the satisfaction of knowing that your gift will live on, providing these
services and improving people's lives for years to come. Just as you wanted. Just
as you planned.