You Can Protect Your Loved Ones While Creating a Legacy
To Make Clean Water Flow For God's Thirsty Children
Debbie Robson, Chief Community Officer at Water With Blessings (pictured here at her desk), has invested her time, philanthropy, and multiple talents for several years to benefit our mission for clean water.
She began as volunteer for Water With Blessings, then joined our staff more than two years ago. She is a Monthly Sustainer, ensuring that more Water Women are trained and equipped through her regular giving. Recently, Debbie updated her will to protect the future security of her three children and at the same time ensure her own legacy of clean water that will continue to flow for God’s thirsty children.
“Water With Blessings is the only charity listed in my will,” Debbie shared. “It was an easy decision to designate a certain percentage of my estate to support this great mission. I worked with my attorney to plan and the whole process just involved filling out a form and signing it.”
Debbie’s generous heart will make a big difference for vulnerable children and their families around the world. Her focus on the future will build on the planned gifts of other Water With Blessings’ donors, including an anonymous donor whose generous gift made possible the big down payment on our new headquarters, launching our capital campaign earlier this year.
Please consider making your own legacy gift to benefit our charitable mission, especially during National Estate Planning Awareness Week, beginning tomorrow, October 18 and going through next Sunday the 24th. Water With Blessings has so many generous donors who understand the urgency of giving “right now,” especially when there is an unexpected disaster like the recent earthquake in Haiti or the devastating fire in Honduras.
You can create your own unique legacy with an estate plan that will support your loved ones and your favorite charitable organizations in the future. Important considerations for estate planning and charitable giving include:
- Are you providing for your family’s future security and your own comfort with your current will?
- Are you planning for the transfer of your assets that have a high likelihood of appreciation (gaining dollar value)?
- Are you considering gifts to charity in your estate planning, and will they use the most efficient approaches?
- Are you considering a charitable donation program involving a family-owned business?
During this Estate Planning Awareness week, we encourage our donors to talk with their financial and legal advisors to create an estate plan that can help protect you, your loved ones, and your life’s work. Our October 22 Coffee Chat will feature a special guest to talk more about creating your own will that can provide support for your favorite charitable organizations and ensure your own special legacy.
For more information, please contact Rebecca Stutsman,