AUSTIN GRAD IN YOUR WILL
Here is a simple question: Do you have a will?
Unfortunately, more people will answer No than Yes.
The cornerstone of a good estate plan is a well- prepared will. Surprisingly,
a will is usually not as difficult to prepare or as expensive as people think.
A will assures that your assets will be passed to those you love, as
you desire, and not by the state through an impersonal formula of distribution.
You can also arrange for a final gift to your favorite charitable organization,
like Austin Grad.
Bequests in wills to Austin Grad are not only important to the school
from a financial standpoint but they are also very encouraging. A bequest
indicates that the person leaving the gift truly believes in what Austin
Grad is doing through its mission. That mission is: To promote knowledge,
understanding and practice of the Christian faith by equipping Christians
and churches for service in the Kingdom of God.
A bequest in your will can extend the support of that mission beyond
your lifetime. What a wonderful legacy and what better way to exercise visionary
If you are preparing your will or revising your estate plan please
consider including Austin Grad in one of the following ways:
Entire Estate: For those who have no heirs, their entire estate could
be used to support the Lord’s work at Austin Grad.
• Percentage of Estate: Include Austin Grad for set percentage (i.e.
25%) of the value of the estate.
• Specific Amount: Set a specific dollar amount (i.e. $50,000) to be
distributed directly to Austin Grad.
• Residual Estate: This is the amount of assets left in the estate after
specific bequests are made to heirs and others.
• Contingent Bequest: Austin Grad might be designated to receive specific
bequests that cannot be delivered as directed in the will. For example, if
an heir predeceases the one making the bequest.
Our correct corporate title is: Institute for Christian
Studies dba Austin Graduate School of Theology.
We would like for you to have a copy of our new booklet, “Ensuring
Your Wishes: A Guide to Your Will.” We will be happy to send it to
you without obligation.
For more information on how to include Austin Grad in your estate plan,
Neil Haney in the Development Office at 512-476-2772, EX 117. You may
also e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
God bless you as you extend your support of his work at Austin Grad
through your visionary philanthropy.
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