Bequests

Support Camp Tecumseh in your will.

 

Giving to Camp Tecumseh through your will is an effective way to continue making a difference in young lives after your passing and to remove highly taxable assets from your estate.

 

Common Questions about Bequests

 

Can I specify in my will how and where my gift is to be used?
Yes. Camp Tecumseh can provide you with sample language for your attorney to use to outline how and where your gift is to be used.

 

Do I have to share with Camp Tecumseh YMCA the value of the assets I am giving?
Only if you wish to do so. As always, we respect the privacy of our donors.

 

Which fund will my bequest support?
Unless otherwise designated, bequests to YMCA Camp Tecumseh, Inc. are put into the camp Endowment Fund.

 

What should I put in my will?
Following is some sample bequest language:

 

“I give $________ to YMCA Camp Tecumseh, Inc., located near Brookston, Indiana, to use for its general purposes or as its Board of Directors determines.”

 

“I give _______ shares of ___________ stock to YMCA Camp Tecumseh, Inc., located near Brookston, Indiana, to use for its general purposes or as its Board of Directors determines.”

 

“I give _________ percent of the remainder of my estate to the YMCA Camp Tecumseh, Inc., located near Brookston, Indiana, to use for its general purposes or as its Board of Directors determines.”

 

Facts about Wills

 

Without a will, the state will determine how your assets should be distributed. Many times this distribution will not be what you would have desired.

 

Because laws are always changing, wills should be reviewed by an attorney every few years to ensure they remain in compliance with the laws of that state. Wills that are outdated may be completely overturned at the time of death and all assets may be distributed by the State.

 

Adding Camp Tecumseh to your existing will can usually be done through a “codicil.” This legal instrument generally allows for changes to a will without the cost or time of redrafting the entire document.

 

Want More Information?

 

Send us a Gift Planning Information Request Form, email Scott Brosman at scottb@camptecumseh.org, or call Scott at 765-564-2898.

 

*The information contained herein is for explanatory purposes only and is not intended to be used as tax advice. Camp Tecumseh YMCA recommends that you contact a professional tax advisor who can provide you with additional information on how your participation in the above program may affect your personal tax situation.