You know a will is vital when it comes to distributing your assets to the people and causes you care about, but did you know that creating one has personal benefits? This is particularly apparent when you use it to give a gift to a cause you love, such as elevating the health of our mountain communities.
Here’s how including a gift in your will benefits you:
- It can lessen anxiety. Thinking and planning ahead can make it less daunting to talk about what happens when you’re gone. How? It gives you reassurance that the people and causes close to your heart are taken care of.
- It can lend perspective. Taking stock of what’s important can help you focus on your goals and be more aware of how you want to impact the world.
- It sets an example. Your gift can be an inspiration. Your story can have a ripple effect on your loved ones or others who you share it with.
- It just feels good. Giving makes you feel good. Really, it does. Research shows that the act of giving reduces stress-related activity in one area of the brain while increasing reward-related activity in another.
Of course, loved ones are the first people to consider when creating your will. Then, think about the nonprofits you want to support. Providing for causes you care about is an excellent way to demonstrate your values, help you gain a better understanding of what’s important to you and set an example for others to follow.
Join Others Like You
Providing for Vail Health Foundation in your will or other planned gift means you share a vision with others who have joined our Steinberg Society. Please contact Aaron Ciszek at 970.569.7574 or firstname.lastname@example.org and Anne Walters at 970.569.7648 or email@example.com to let us know about your gift. It would be our honor to welcome you into this group of exceptional supporters.
You may also visit our Planned Giving website to learn more and sign up for our newsletter.
Information contained herein was accurate at the time of printing. The information in this publication is not intended as legal or tax advice. For such advice, please consult an attorney or tax advisor. Figures cited in any examples are for illustrative purposes only. References to tax rates include federal taxes only and are subject to change. State law may further impact your individual results.