One of the most effective yet simplest ways you can support a charitable organization is by including a gift in your will. Also known as a charitable bequest, a gift made through your will can benefit both you and the causes most important to you.
Why might you want to make a charitable bequest? Here are some of the benefits of bequest giving:
- A bequest is flexible. You can make a gift today by including a provision in your will and change your mind anytime in the future.
- With a bequest, you can give as much or as little as you want to charity through your will without affecting your lifestyle today.
- You may continue to benefit from and make use of your assets (your home, stocks, IRA, etc.) during your lifetime, since the gift is made when you pass away.
- It typically costs you nothing to add a charitable bequest to your first will or at a later date when you decide to update your plan.
- You can create a legacy by which to be remembered through bequest giving. Please let us know if you have already included us in your plans so that we can recognize and thank you.
With a will:
- You can provide for your family, your friends, and the causes that mean the most to you.
- Probate is made easier because your intentions are clear.
- You write your legacy and story by which to be remembered.
Without a will:
- Everyone must guess what you intended with your estate.
- Probate can be burdensome if not contentious for family and friends.
- Your legacy is written by others or not written at all.
Interested in learning more about creating a gift plan? Please visit our website’s Gift Planning section. You will find advice about the best ways to give, sample bequest language, and more. Please call or email us if we can be of assistance to you in your planning.
Your gift can support innovative medical research and education, patient financial assistance, community health programs, and enhancements to patient care right here in northern Colorado.