Making a planned gift to the Henri Nouwen Society is one way to leave a legacy that will have a lasting spiritual impact. Planned giving is simply making arrangements in the present for a future gift. Often, this is done by including a bequest in your will.
The benefits of Planned Giving
Making a charitable bequest to the Henri Nouwen Society has significant benefits, including:
Flexibility Your gift can be for any specific amount, a percentage, or the residue of your estate.
Peace of mindYou can make changes to your will at any time.
Cost-effectiveThere are no extra out-of-pocket costs. Your current income will not be affected.
Tax Relief Depending on the type of asset, leaving a gift in your will to the Henri Nouwen Society can significantly reduce estate taxes.
Steps to consider when making a planned gift to the Henri Nouwen Society:
Talk to your loved ones to let them know your wishes.
Speak to your professional advisors. A lawyer, financial advisor, or accountant will have the expertise to provide you with the best advice as you make important decisions.
Update your will. Decide if you want to give a specific amount or a percentage of your estate to the Henri Nouwen Society. Update your will with the recommended wording from your professional advisor.
If you choose to, let us know that you have named the Henri Nouwen Society as a beneficiary in your will.