No other planned gift is as simple to implement and as easy to change. You maintain the use, benefit, enjoyment, and control of your assets for as long as you need them, for as long as you live.
You can include a bequest provision in your will or living trust that specifies an amount or percentage of your estate that you wish Partnership With Native Americans or the PWNA program or programs of your choice to receive.
- It does not affect you financially during your lifetime.
- You may make adjustments to your will or trust if circumstances change.
- Your loved ones will not be overlooked because you can specify the amount given to each party.
- A charitable bequest or trust distribution is deductible for federal estate tax purposes. There is no limit on the deduction your estate can claim. The gift may also be exempt from state inheritance taxes.
Here is some sample bequest language that you might use in your will or living trust:
I give, devise, and bequeath to Partnership With Native Americans (or state the Program or Programs of your choice), Elkwood, VA, the sum of $________ for its general purposes.
In the event that ________ predeceases me, I give, devise, and bequeath his/her bequest or share to Partnership With Native Americans (or state the Program or Programs of your choice), Elkwood, VA, to be used for its general purposes.
*Note: It may be possible to specify where you would like your bequest to go. Please contact Suzi Smith in our Planned Giving Department at (877) 853-6474. You are also encouraged to consult with your legal and financial advisors when considering a planned gift.
LAST IN LINE
Being last in line is nothing new for Native Americans whether waiting in line for government goods and commodities or inadequate health services.
Impoverished Native Americans have endured these shameful conditions with dignity and quiet resolution.
But being the “last in line” to be included in a benefactor’s Will is an honor and a privilege for PWNA. We understand donors wish to take care of others first before including a nonprofit in their Will. Any amount left to Pwna or a PWNA program will benefit the Indian communities we serve.
It is not necessary for a benefactor to inform us of their intentions to include PWNA in their Will but it is very helpful for us to know.
- It will give us an idea of aid and help that we will receive years into the future, as we follow our mission “to help Native American people improve the quality of their lives by providing opportunities for them to bring about positive change in their communities.”
- We would like to include you in our Heritage Circle to recognize your desire to help the Native American community through a bequest. We will respect your privacy if you wish to remain anonymous.
- It is important for us to know if you have restricted your bequest so we are better able to ensure that your intentions are carried out.
- We can help you with questions you may have in making a specific bequest to the program of your choice.
- We would inform you if we no longer provide the service you designated in your Will so you may decide how to make a change to reflect this.
We know that circumstances may change over the years and you may need to revise your Will accordingly. A Will is not “set in stone” but it is a testament to one’s support and belief in the services we are providing Native American communities.
If you have any questions regarding planned giving, please contact Suzi Smith in our Planned Giving Department at (877) 853-6474. You are also encouraged to consult with your legal and financial advisors when considering a planned gift.