Creating a will or trust is an important way to extend your love, care, generosity and gratitude to family, loved ones and the charitable causes you care about.
Only you know the special circumstances of your family members and heirs. Those who die without a will, leave their estate to be divided according to the laws in the state where they live. Including individual beneficiaries and your favorite charitable organizations in your estate planning is the best way to ensure that your wishes are carried out in the future. There may also be beneficial tax deductions to consider for charitable gifts made through your will or estate plans.
The official legal bequest language for Lutheran World Relief is:
I, [name], of [city, state, ZIP], give, devise and bequeath to Lutheran World Relief, Inc, EIN #13-2574963, [written amount or percentage of the estate or description of property] for its unrestricted use and purpose.
Relationships and situations change, so it is a good idea to review your will from time to time to ensure that it is up to date. Also, the laws of each state are different, so we encourage you to seek the advice of qualified counsel before finalizing your will or trust.