Image by Debby Hudson

Wills + Trusts

For the Future

Provide now for a future gift to Bettie Brand Mothers' Empowerment Fund, Inc.

by including a provision in your will, trust, or other estate plans.

Benefits of Making a Bequest

A bequest is generally a revocable gift, which means it can be changed or modified at any time. You can choose to designate that a bequest be used for a general or specific purpose so you have the peace of mind knowing that your gift

will be used as intended. Bequests are exempt from federal estate taxes. If you have a taxable estate, the estate tax charitable deduction may offset or eliminate estate taxes, resulting in a larger inheritance for your heirs.

 

A bequest may be right for you if:

  • You would like to make a gift to the Bettie Brand Mothers' Empowerment Fund, Inc.

  • You want the flexibility to change your mind.

  • You want continued access to your wealth, should you need it.

  • You are concerned about outliving your resources.

If you have already left Bettie Brand Mothers' Empowerment Fund, Inc. in your will or trust, or if you plan to do so, please let us know so we can show our appreciation and better plan for the future.

You include a bequest for Bettie Brand Mothers' Empowerment Fund, Inc. in your will or trust.  Then after your life, Bettie Brand Mothers' Empowerment Fund, Inc. receives your gift when your estate is settled.

  • A bequest costs nothing now, yet gives you the satisfaction of knowing you have provided for a charity’s future.

  • You retain control and use of your assets during your lifetime.

  • You may modify your bequest if your circumstances change.

  • Gifts from your estate may be exempt from federal estate taxes.

 

A bequest can be made in several ways:

  1. You can gift a specific dollar amount or asset

  2. You can gift a percentage of your estate

  3. You can gift from the balance or residue of your estate

  4. You can make a beneficiary designation of certain assets