We hope you'll consider including a gift to Operation Kindness in your will or living trust. Called a charitable bequest, this type of gift offers these main benefits:
Simplicity.Just a few sentences in your will or trust are all that is needed. Share the sample bequest language for Operation Kindness with your estate planning attorney:
"I hereby give and bequeath to Operation Kindness, a nonprofit Texas corporation now or formerly located at 3201 Earhart Drive, Carrollton, Texas 75006, Federal Tax ID number 75-1553350, the sum of $ ____ in cash (or "x" percent of the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate), to be used for its general purposes." (or specify a specific purpose or program).
Flexibility.Because you are not actually making a gift until after your lifetime, you can change your mind at any time.
Versatility. You can structure the bequest to leave a specific item or amount of money, make the gift contingent on certain events, or leave a percentage of your estate to us.
Tax Relief. If your estate is subject to estate tax, your gift is entitled to an estate tax charitable deduction for the gift's full value.
Your circumstances may change and you can change your gift at any time.
How It Works To make a charitable bequest, you need a current will or revocable living trust.
Your gift can be made as a percentage of your estate. Or you can make a specific bequest by giving a certain amount of cash, securities or property. After your lifetime, Operation Kindness receives your gift.
Create a will or trust leaving part of your estate to family and part to Operation Kindness.
Your Will or Trust
Putting Your Family First When planning a future gift, it's sometimes difficult to determine what size donation will make sense. Emergencies happen, and you need to make sure your family is financially taken care of first. Including a bequest of a percentage of your estate ensures that your gift will remain proportionate no matter how your estate's value fluctuates over the years.
We Can Help Contact Peggy Marshall at 972-428-3810 or email@example.com with any questions about naming Operation Kindness in your will or living trust. We're happy to help, without obligation.
The information on this website is not intended as legal or tax advice. For legal or tax advice, please consult an attorney. Figures cited in examples are for hypothetical purposes only and are subject to change. References to estate and income taxes apply to federal taxes only. State income/estate taxes or state law may impact your results.