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Keep in mind that there are simple ways to update your will or living trust to include a charitable bequest without re-drafting the document.

It is possible to leave all or portions of your estate to the Acton Institute through a bequest in your will or living trust. A bequest is one of the simplest and most popular types of planned gifts. They can be made to the Acton Institute for a specific amount, a percentage of your estate, or a portion of the residual (what remains after you have made specific bequests to your family and others).

Surprisingly, it is estimated that less than 50% of Americans have a will. Dying without a will allows the government to distribute your property. Regardless of your charitable interests and personal circumstances, a will benefits your estate.

For those who want to support the mission of the Acton Institute but are unsure of potential future needs for their assets, a gift through your will or living trust is a great option.

Sample Bequest Language

I bequeath __________________________________ (describe dollar amount, property to be given, or proportion of your residuary estate) to the Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty, a not-for-profit corporation located in Grand Rapids, MI (Tax ID #: 38-2926822), for general charitable purposes.