Nancy and David have been longtime volunteers in South Jersey. Over the years, they had seen many individuals helped by the good work of their favorite charitable services. They wanted to create a legacy to provide future resources to ensure that these services continue.
David: Volunteering has always been important to us. We regularly made cash gifts to support our favorite community service projects, but wanted to do more, particularly to make sure that this community would benefit from these services for many years forward.
Nancy: We met with our lawyer to revise our wills, and we each included a provision for a bequest to JCF. Our lawyer put language in the will that allows a percentage of our estate to go to JCF to build an endowment that will provide annual dollars for the services we love most. This was easy to arrange and permits us to still use our assets during our lives if we need them.
David: We told JCF about our decision and we established an agreement to reflect our charitable wishes. We will continue to make gifts during our lives, but it feels good to know that our support will help in the future.
Is a bequest right for you?
We have resources that will help you learn more about bequests. 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 typical donors and may or may not be actual donors to our organization. Since your benefits may be different, you may want to click here to view an example of your benefits