A charitable bequest of your choosing defines your legacy and creates a permanent statement of your faith and values. A charitable bequest can be considered your final act of stewardship and will ensure that those ministries and activities you supported with your time, talent and treasure during your lifetime will continue to flourish for generations to come.
Your Bequest-Making a provision in your estate planning documents for the NMCF can be a simple process. However, it is extremely important that you seek legal advice in order to assure that your intentions are clearly expressed.
Unrestricted Bequest-In this case, the use of your gift is left for the general purposes of the NMCF, and needs throughout the local Catholic Community as they are determined by the NMCF Board of Directors.
Sample Language: “I [name], of [city, state, ZIP], give, devise and bequeath to the Northern Michigan Catholic Foundation (Tax ID: 30-0210866), [the sum of $_____] for its unrestricted use and purpose.”
By creating a charitable bequest for the NMCF, the Catholic community in northern Michigan will remember you, your commitment, and the gifts that you have shared throughout your lifetime and will share for generations to come.