Sharing a Legacy of Hope
Including VOYCE as part of your personal legacy by making a planned gift can feel like a big step. To address some of the concerns you may have, here are some Q&A.
Q. I want to make a legacy gift to support VOYCE but I want to make sure my children and grandchildren are taken care of, too. Is there a way to do both?
A. Yes, There are many ways you can provide for loved ones and for VOYCE. You can make a bequest to us of a percentage of your estate or a specific dollar amount, leaving the rest to your loved ones. Another option is to make VOYCE a partial beneficiary of your retirement savings. There are also gifts that can provide a lifetime income for you or your loved ones and will support our organization. Talk to you financial advisor about the options. Give us a call and we would be happy to help you determine the right approach for you.
Q. I've thought about including VOYCE in my will but I'm not sure my small gift will make a difference.
Every gift makes a difference and is essential to our ability to continue to help families. Imagine that your gift helps one family in great need.
Q. I'm reluctant to tell you that I'm including you in my living trust because I might change my mind.
A. We understand that circumstances change. One of the advantages of leaving a bequest is that you remain in control during your lifetime and can change your beneficiaries at any time.
Q. I want to make a bequest to support VOYCE but my will is already written and I don't want to go to the expense of having it re-written.
A. A codicil is a document that amends, rather than replaces, a previously executed will or living trust. It's easy to do and costs relatively little. You can download a sample codicil here.
Q. What should I do next?
A. Let us know if you need assistance or if you have already included VOYCE in your estate plans. We would like to say "thank you" and to welcome you into our Legacy Society, a group of individuals who have expressed their long-term commitment to supporting VOYCE by making a gift in their estate plans.
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