Legacy of Hope Society
What will your legacy be? With a gift to Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest, your lasting legacy can be one of hope. When planning for your own and your family’s future, consider making a gift to LSS-SW in your estate. You will become part of our growing number of supporters who, just like you, wish to leave Arizona a better place.
You don’t have to be wealthy to make a difference.
A bequest, or charitable gift, allows you to make a large contribution to a cause you care about, without affecting your day to day life. You don’t have to be wealthy to make a difference. As long as you have an estate plan, anyone can do it.
You can leave a lasting impact on an organization you already love and support.
It’s painless for you and your family. You can leave what’s left after you take care of your heirs. A charitable gift can also help reduce the tax burden on your heirs through an estate tax charitable deduction.
You can choose exactly what good your gift does. Whether you want to support a specific program or whatever the greatest need is, it’s up to you!
It’s easy to get started
Leaving a bequest to Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest is simple. All you have to do is make a quick phone call to your lawyer or estate planner.
What can I leave LSS-SW?
There are several options of what you can leave as a bequest in your will besides just cash:
Physical assets, such as a house or property
Financial investments such as stocks, bonds, or certificates of deposit
life insurance policy or retirement plan
Simply call your lawyer and let them know of your desire to leave a gift to Lutheran Social Services in your will or trust. If you do not have a lawyer, consult with your estate planner or financial adviser.
To leave LSS-SW a gift in your will or trust, simply share this sentence with your lawyer or estate planner:
“I bequeath $______ or _____% of my estate to Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest, located at 10201 S. 51st Street, Suite 180, Phoenix, AZ 85044, Federal Tax ID # 86-0252302."
Why have a will or trust?
If you don’t have a will or trust, it will be up to your state’s laws to determine where your assets will go. It is important to have a plan for your estate so you can direct exactly where your property and money will end up.
Contact Rev. Kevin Meyer at email@example.com or 480-869-2025 to discuss your legacy plans or let us know if LSS-SW is included in your estate.