Charitable Bequests

planned-giving_1.2By supporting Word & Deed through your will, you can impact God’s kingdom even after your passing. It is crucial for you to plan for the future with a will that directs how you wish to have your estate handled. Everyone, without exception, should make a will.

A bequest (a gift of cash or property made in a will) is a common way that donors choose to make a significant gift to Word & Deed. Gifts of property, while usually acceptable, will normally be converted into cash unless otherwise directed by the Word & Deed Board of Directors.

The most common type of bequest is a General Bequest. This allows you to name Word & Deed as a beneficiary under your will. You may specify a specific amount (e.g. $5,000) or a specific percentage (e.g. 5%) of your estate to be given to Word & Deed. Another approach is to add an additional “child” named Charity to your will and to have this share designated for Word & Deed, or for a group of charities including Word & Deed.

Upon receipt of the gift, Word & Deed will provide the estate with a tax receipt in the amount of the gift which can then be used to offset tax liabilities that accrue on death.

Benefits of making a charitable bequest to Word & Deed:

1. Word & Deed receives a significant gift to continue its work in God's kingdom.
2. The gift can be put to use immediately by Word & Deed.
3. Your estate is entitled to a tax credit for the final income tax return and you protect your heirs by reducing estate tax liability.
4. You may modify the terms of your bequest if your circumstances change.

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