Many people give generously during their lifetimes by making gifts to their favorite nonprofit organizations. But many do not consider the possibility of including these organizations in their will or estate plan.
After all, the need for your support will be no less the day you die. Remembering nonprofits in your will or estate plan will help perpetuate your support beyond your lifetime thereby continuing the good work you've been supporting all along. It can allow you to preserve and pass on your values and be remembered for what you gave rather than what you had. Estate planning involves more than sending money to the next generation — it's about what message you want to send.
LEAVE A LEGACY® is a nationwide public education and awareness campaign in Iowa to encourage people of all ages and backgrounds to consider leaving a portion of their estate to organizations they supported during their lifetime — a charitable legacy.
Form more information go to the LEAVE A LEGACY® Iowa website where you will find helpful information including numerous articles on wills, trusts and charitable estate and gift planning.