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What is a Charitable Bequest?

Over 40% of families have no estate planning documents in place

A charitable bequest is one of the easiest gifts to make and it will leave a lasting impact for ministry. With the help of an attorney, you can specify in your will or trust a gift to be made to Focus on the Family of either a specific amount or percentage that you desire. Or you can make a bequest using a beneficiary designation form from a 401k, 403b or life insurance policy.

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Benefits of a charitable bequest

  • Receive an estate tax charitable deduction (a tax that an estate pays on your behalf)
  • Reduce the burden of taxes on your family
  • Leave a lasting legacy gift to a ministry, yielding eternal impact

A bequest may be made in several ways

  • Percentage bequest - make a gift of a percentage of your estate
  • Specific bequest - make a gift of a specific dollar amount or a specific asset
  • Residual bequest - make a gift from the balance or residue of your estate
  • Contingent bequest - make a gift if the primary bequest cannot be met


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