Create an enduring legacy through your will.
Sometimes we wonder about how we will be remembered after we're gone. Will anyone be better because of how we lived? Did we make a difference? Will our family and friends think we helped improve their lives? Will the world be a better place because of our efforts? Leaving a bequest in your will allows you to continue to make a difference by helping others; it reflects your values, beliefs and the people and organizations that matter to you.
As you think about creating a legacy of your own, Right to Life of Northeast Ohio is one of the organizations you may choose to support. Your generosity will help us to continue in our cause of restoring a culture of life to our country so that a guarantee of life is given to all.
A little planning on your part now could save your heirs a lot of time and money later. A good will is a very important part of taking care of the assets you've accumulated over your lifetime and how you would like them to be used when you are gone.
When you leave a gift to Right to Life of Northeast Ohio in your will, you are helping ensure the continued message of
the sanctity of life from conception through natural death. There are several ways to create a bequest in your will. A few examples are:
- You can make a bequest for a specific dollar amount or for a percentage of your estate.
- You can designate your bequest for general use, or you can restrict its use to a specific program.
- You may establish a restricted fund that honors the memory of a family member, or other loved one.
A bequest can be unrestricted, enabling Right to Life of Northeast Ohio to direct your funds where they can best be used in our mission, or restricted for a particular program or activity. The following language may be helpful:
Example of unrestricted bequest language:
I give (insert dollar amount, property to be given, percentage of the estate, or "the remainder of my estate") to Right to Life of Northeast Ohio, a nonprofit corporation, headquartered at 572 W. Market St. Ste 2, Akron OH 44303 for its general use and purposes.
Example of restricted bequest language:
I give (insert dollar amount, property to be given, percentage of the estate, or "the remainder of my estate") to Right to Life of Northeast Ohio, a nonprofit corporation, headquartered at 572 W. Market St. Ste 2, Akron OH 44303, to be used specifically for [insert designation program or location].
No matter how large or how small your bequest is to Right to Life of Northeast Ohio, your generosity and legacy will be appreciated not only by us, but by the innocent human lives that you will be helping to save.
If you are considering a bequest to Right to Life of Northeast Ohio, meet with your attorney to draft or update your will. When you do this, give us a call to discuss whether the language you have used achieves your bequest goals.
This web page is not intended to provide specific advice about your estate plan or to recommend a specific course of action. We suggest you consult your professional advisers before taking any action.