What if I leave a gift Charities may occasionally go out of business or merge, it’s true.
to help a specific charity But your philanthropy will never grow obsolete. We will always
and then that charity seek to honor the intent of your gift, no matter what changes
disappears? occur in the charity landscape.
Can my bequest help Absolutely. Grants from your fund can benefit public charities
charities I like that are all over the United States.
outside our region?
Do I have to leave a While you can name a specific dollar amount in your will you can also
specific dollar amount arrange to leave a percentage of your estate’s value or the residual of
as a bequest? your estate after other gifts are made. We welcome gifts of any size.
If yours is $25,000 or more then you can create a named fund and
determine its purpose.
Does my bequest gift No. You have several options in addition to cash:
have to be cash?
vPhysical assets such as a home.
v Financial investments such as stocks, bonds,
or certificates of deposit.
v A life insurance policy or retirement plan. You can arrange
for this type of gift by making the Hampton Roads
Community Foundation your beneficiary.
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