Your legacy can impact generations to come

If you're here, you recognize that every life has value. When you make a legacy gift, you stand for vulnerable children and families who need help. We invite you to explore how to invest in a better future.

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FAQs about legacy giving

What is a Will?

Your Last Will and Testament determines who will become legal guardians of your children and how your assets and possessions are to be distributed after you’re gone. It’s an important component of your Estate Plan. Learn more from Barnabas.

Why do I need a Will?

If you die without a Will or Estate Plan, judges and attorneys will decide who will take care of your children and how your assets and possessions will be distributed. Learn more from Barnabas.

How do I create a Will?

You can create a simple, effective legal Will at www.freewill.com/Bethany.

What is an Estate Plan?

An Estate Plan is a set of legal documents that manifests your values, beliefs, desires, and decisions. It generally includes your Will, powers of attorney, advanced health care directives and trusts for yourself, your family members, your church, and even charities that you care about. Learn more from Barnabas.

Why do I need an Estate Plan?

Completing an Estate Plan will give you peace, joy, and confidence. Unlike your Will, which goes into effect after you're gone, your Estate Plan takes effect while you are alive. As such, it’s used to create and shape your lifelong legacy. Learn more from Barnabas.

How do I create an Estate Plan?

Begin by talking with your attorney. If you do not have an attorney, we have a partnership with Barnabas Foundation in which you can meet with an estate planner at no cost.

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Resources you can rely on

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Contact Bruce T. Hakim, director of planned giving, via phone (616)818-4849 or email.

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