“Joy can be real only if people look upon their life as a service, and have a definite object in life outside themselves and their personal happiness”-Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy
Path to Donate/Bequests
Planned giving, once called deferred giving, refers to any charitable gift that requires more thought and planning to execute than the average donation. Bequests have traditionally been thought of as the gift that an individual makes near the end of his or her lifetime, but many people choose not to wait until then to make those arrangements. A charitable bequest is simply a distribution from your estate to a charitable organization through your last will and testament. There are different kinds of bequests. For each, you must use very specific language to indicate the precise direction of your assets, and to successfully carry out your final wishes.
By leaving a bequest to Pathways in your Will, you become a partner in our life changing work, leaving a lasting legacy for the future that will make a real and enduring contribution that will impact on the future of Survivors of sexual violence throughout Central Massachusetts
You can bequeath:
- A percentage of an estate;
- A specified sum of money;
- A specified asset such as real estate, stocks and shares, insurance policies, personal effects; or
- The residue of an estate, after specific provisions for other beneficiaries (e.g. family and friends) have been mentioned.
You may wish to discuss with us the type of gift you intend to leave Pathways to ensure that we are able to apply it appropriately to our work. We also advise you to seek the advice of an Attorney so that you can be sure your wishes are represented accurately in your Will.
For further information, please contact Pathways at (508) 852-7600