A charitable bequest is one of the easiest and most flexible ways that you can leave a gift to the Notre Dame Sisters or one of their ministries that will make a lasting impact.
Benefits of a bequest
- Receive an estate tax charitable deduction
- Reduce the burden of taxes on your family
- Leave a lasting legacy to charity
How a bequest works
With the help of an attorney, you can include language in your will or trust specifying a gift to be made to family, friends, or the Notre Dame Sisters as part of your estate plan, or you can make a bequest using a beneficiary designation form.
Here are some of the ways to leave a bequest to the Notre Dame Sisters in your will or revocable trust:
- Include a bequest to the Notre Dame Sisters in your will or revocable trust
- Designate the Notre Dame Sisters as a full, partial or contingent beneficiary of your retirement account (IRA, 401(k), 403(b) or pension)
- Name the Notre Dame Sisters as a beneficiary of your life insurance policy
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
If you have any questions about leaving a bequest to us, please contact Sandra Koch, VP of Advancement, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 402-455-2994. We would be happy to assist you and answer any questions that you have. If you have been so generous as to include a bequest to the Notre Dame Sisters as part of your estate plan, please take the time to let us know. We would like to recognize you and your family for your generosity and for taking the steps to ensure your intentions are clear.