How Estate Planning Provides Empowerment and Peace of Mind

National Estate Planning Awareness Week

October 16, 2023
Oct. 16 – 22, 2023 is National Estate Planning Awareness week.

Oct. 16 – 22 is National Estate Planning Awareness Week – a time to spread the word that estate planning is vital to everyone’s financial well-being, and a powerful way to fuel philanthropy.

Did you know that nearly two out of three Americans have yet to create a will?

Creating or updating your will is an opportunity take control of an uncertain future. It’s about peace of mind and empowerment.

Who needs a will?

With a will, you are making financial and real estate plans now, instead of leaving it up to others to decide when you are gone. You can ensure that your finances and belongings are used the way you want them to be used.

Your will is your chance to lock in support for your loved ones as well as the causes and organizations that are important to you.

Click here to watch a video about the ins-and-outs of creating a will.

Use your will to make a difference

Your will is also a powerful way to cement your legacy of philanthropy through planned giving. By including a gift to the Community Foundation in your will or estate plan, you lock in future support for an endowed charitable fund at the Community Foundation.

A bequest from your estate launches your charitable fund, which through careful investment the Community Foundation will shepherd and grow for generations to come. Year after year, your endowed fund will fuel grants – in your name or anonymously, if you prefer – that change lives and transform our community.

Click here to learn about our Legacy Society – forward-thinking philanthropists who have promised estate gifts to the Community Foundation that will shape a brighter future for Broward.

Arlene Pecora shares why she includes the Community Foundation in her estate plan

Learn More

Contact the Community Foundation of Broward at or 954-761-9503.

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