There are a number of ways in which you can arrange to leave a legacy:
You may choose to provide for the Greater New York Red Cross by leaving a bequest in your will or trust. Bequests can be made in several ways, and below is a list of some of those options:
You can provide that a specific dollar amount (for example, $5,000) will pass to the American Red Cross, or you can provide that a specific percentage of your estate (for example, 5 percent) will pass to the Red Cross.
You can designate a specific asset to pass to the Red Cross (such as a residence, a work of art or specified securities).
You can provide for your loved ones first, and then designate the Red Cross to receive the remainder of your estate.
Bequests can also be made in memory of a person, and we would be happy to suggest ways to ensure proper recognition. For assistance, please contact us at the number below.
Should you choose any of these options, please make sure you properly identify the Greater New York Red Cross.
Although leaving a legacy bequest in your will or trust is one of the simplest and most popular ways to make a planned gift, there are many other planned giving strategies which may be helpful or more suitable to your needs. For instance, you may wish to make a planned gift and still retain a lifetime income stream for yourself or for a loved one. We are happy to talk to you about your individual needs and desires. Please contact us at the number below.
For more information, please contact:
Hugh M. Williams
Gift Planning Officer
Please also visit www.redcrosslegacy.org for more information on charitable planned giving, including tools and calculators to assist you and your advisors in the process of selecting a planned giving technique.