A will is the easiest and most effective means to ensure that you fully provide for your family and that your assets are distributed as you wish. The most common planned gifts are bequests through wills. Giving through your will allows you to retain full control of your property during life, while still providing a beneficiary in your will by making a specific dollar bequest or by giving a percentage of your estate.

Touched by Grace can also be named as a contingent or secondary beneficiary. The language in your will can be as simple as the following phrase:

“I hereby bequeath to Touched by Grace, P.O. Box 3393, Brentwood, TN 37024, … (state the dollar amount, the percentage of residual amount of estate, or fully describe the asset being given).”
A gift to Touched by Grace through your will provides several benefits:

  • Charitable gifts made through your will are tax-deductable, resulting in significant estate tax savings.
  • You may specify that your bequest be used for general purposes of Touched by Grace or you may designate the funds for a special area of interest.
Planned giving allows you to maximize your income tax deduction, reduce your estate tax burden, and provide income for those significant in your life. Planned gifts typically come from a donor’s assets rather than income and can be either outright or deferred. Because each of these methods have specific tax advantages, we recommend you consult your personal financial and legal advisors.

For more information about these giving options, please contact the administrative offices of Touched by Grace at info@tbgrace.org or by phone at 615-332-9152.
**Stewardship Statement:  Touched by Grace is committed to maintaining efficient and wise stewardship of all donated money. We ensure that funds are allocated in accordance with Touched by Grace’s charter and comply with all U.S. laws and policies.