“How much should I leave to Dignity Freedom Network
and the other non-profits close to my heart?”
It’s a practical question asked by those who are working out the details of their wills or trusts.
Your best answer depends on your circumstances, objectives, and values. However, many families consider one of three giving models.
3 Ways to Weave Giving into Your Will
- Percentage. Many individuals allocate a certain percentage of their estate toward Dignity Freedom Network and other important non-profit causes. Common amounts are 2%, 5%, and 10% or more.
- Child Named Charity. Some families choose to add “A Child Named Charity” to their wills. By this method, for example, if a couple had four children, each of the children would receive 1/5 of their belongings, and the remaining 1/5 could go toward charity.
- Gifts of Assets. People often designate real estate, business interests, life insurance, retirement assets, machinery, or even personal collections as gifts to Dignity Freedom Network. There are several reasons people do this, whether it’s because the property has special meaning, their children have no further use for it, or because they wish to protect their families from unnecessary taxes.
What’s the right answer for you? It may be helpful to talk with a trusted ally who can help you sort through all the options to determine the best fit for your goals and circumstances.
Through Dignity Freedom Network’s partnership with Barnabas Foundation, you have direct access to this kind of trusted planning support. At no cost to you, you can speak with a planner who will help you identify a plan that aligns with your personal values, cares for your family, and furthers the important work of your favorite non-profits.
Learn more by contacting DFN at [email protected]. Our team will be delighted to help get you connected.