Are you considering making a gift to Family Promise in your will? Or naming Family Promise as a beneficiary of your retirement account? But you are not sure you want to set anything in stone?
Legacy Giving allows you the flexibility to change your mind!
No gift is required upfront to make a designation from your estate. You also have the power change your designation as your life changes. For example, when you first write your will you include a $5,000 gift to Family Promise. But as your family grows, you want to include your grandchildren in your will as well. All you need to do is meet with your attorney to revise the language of your gift - giving Family Promise a percentage of your estate instead of a set amount. This way you can support both the people and the causes you love the most!
The Crossroads Legacy Society was created to recognize our community of donors who make planned gifts to Family Promise. The legacy society was named in honor of Crossroads Lutheran Church, a former friend of ours who permanently closed in 2020, leading to the sale of their property and assets. This allowed the Crossroads community, in a final act of generosity and faithfulness, to gift partner organizations aligned to their mission. Crossroads Lutheran Church made an incredible gift of $100,000 to Family Promise of WNY which was used to set up our Keeping Our Promise Endowment. All planned gifts are added to our endowment in order to prioritize the long-term sustainability of Family Promise for years to come!
Any planned gift, of any size, offers you membership into the Crossroads Legacy Society and includes special recognition both in our shelter building and on our annual report, website and social media.
To begin, we encourage you to speak with your financial advisor or attorney about the planned gift that will work best for your circumstance. Your advisor can help you craft the language you need in your estate documents - it is often as easy as adding just one sentence! If you include us in your plans, please use our legal name, address and federal tax ID below:
Legal Name: Family Promise of Western New York
Address: 75 Hickory Street, Buffalo, NY 14204
Federal Tax ID Number: 16-1474044