Where there's a will, there's a way...
For many, a carefully planned will is the foundation of their
estate plans. With a will, you decide how best to provide for your loved ones as
well as ensure your assets are distributed as you wish. In the absence of a
will, your state will dictate the disposition of your estate (sadly, estimates
are that 50-80% of all Americans die “intestate”).
Executing a will, or revising your existing will, is neither
difficult nor expensive. Call your attorney or financial planner and make an
appointment — your local bar association may be able to help you find an
attorney if you don’t already have one. These professionals can advise you about
ways to: precisely direct who will receive your assets, who will handle your
estate and who will serve as guardians for children; meet your objectives to
support the charitable organizations and worthwhile causes that matter to you;
and minimize estate taxes and other related costs.
Many CFIDS Association donors have expressed that their
planned bequest to the Association is simply a continuation of the support they
have given during their lifetime. To include the Association in your will,
please note the organization’s correct legal designation: The CFIDS Association
of America, Inc., a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization incorporated by the laws
of the State of North
Carolina. Federal Tax ID, 56-1683450.
For further information about planned gifts and other ways of
giving, please contact the Association’s Director of Development at
firstname.lastname@example.org. And if you have already
included the Association in your will, tell us about it and let us express our
gratitude for your bequest today.
However you choose to invest in the campaign to end CFIDS, the
Association urges you to consult your attorney, financial planner or accountant
before making any decisions that may impact your estate or long-term financial
The CFIDS Association of
America does not
provide legal or financial advice.