Leaving a Legacy Gift
Imagine the possibility of continuing to impact this world for good, even after your spirit has left the earth. One way you can do this, is by leaving a gift in your Will to an organization like Asian Outreach New Zealand. This is called legacy giving. We all want to leave a legacy behind us and we often focus on doing this by investing into our descendants and other people. But another practical and often overlooked way is to leave a financial legacy for an organisation whose ministries and projects align with your own values.
If you feel that our focus on alleviating poverty and sharing the love of Jesus in Asia, is worth investing long-term in, we invite you to consider leaving Asian Outreach NZ a legacy gift in your Will.
None of us know how long we have left on this earth so it’s important that if you’re over 18 years old, you consider writing a Will, regardless of your asset level. This is the best way to set out how you want your affairs managed after you have gone. Below is a quick guide to help you understand your options for leaving a legacy gift.
DECIDING WHAT YOU WISH TO GIVE
Your family and friends come first. Once you have provided for them in your Will it is a very simple process to leave a gift to Asian Outreach New Zealand.
There are a number of different types of gifts you can include in your Will:
● A residual gift – after you have provided for your family, you can nominate that you want to leave all or part of what is left of your estate (known as the residual) to Asian Outreach Trust.
● A percentage – you may choose to gift all or a percentage of your estate to Asian Outreach Trust. This way, if the value of your assets increase or decrease in time, so does your gift.
● A specific gift – you decide a specific gift, this could be a set amount of money, shares or real estate.
Once you know what type of gift you’d like to make, you should contact your solicitor or a trustee company and they will help you put your wishes into words. If you do not have a Will, they can guide you through the process.
Here is an example of how your wish could be worded: “I give to Asian Outreach Trust (% of my estate / the residue of my estate / a sum of money / my property or other assets) for general purposes, for which the receipt of an authorised person of Asian Outreach New Zealand shall be a full and sufficient discharge to my trustees”.
By telling us what is important to you, we are able to suggest how your gift can best help Asian Outreach Trust in the future.
OUR PROMISE TO YOU
We realise that leaving a gift in your Will is a deeply personal decision. If you are considering making a bequest we want you to know how seriously we treat your decision.
These are our promises to you:
● We will use your gift wisely.
● You can always change your mind – we realise your circumstances and priorities may change and so might your Will. We completely understand if you change your mind about leaving us a gift in your Will.
● We will be available – we are here and available to answer any questions you may have.
● We will respect your privacy – we promise that anything you discuss with us will be held in the strictest confidence.
WE’D LIKE TO THANK YOU!
It would be helpful if you tell us about your intentions to leave a gift in your Will to Asian Outreach New Zealand. It is not binding and you can still change your mind at any time.
Telling us simply means we are able to recognise your kindness and thank you personally for your generosity. We would like the opportunity to share our vision, keep you updated on our work and communicate with you in a way that best suits you.
Any details that you make available to us are treated in the strictest confidence.
Please contact Glenn Carter, Asian Outreach New Zealand on 021 833582 or email Glenn at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a time to meet.