Charitable Bequests

Impact the Future—Make a Planned Gift Giving Today

Your legacy can help ensure the legacy of the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center. Support a more just and equitable future by making a planned gift today!

A simple way to make that impact

There are many ways in which you can show your support by making a planned gift. One of the easiest ways is through a charitable bequest, simply naming the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center as a beneficiary in your will. It’s simple, flexible, and entirely revocable!

A few lines in your will can set up a gift to the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center. If you already have a will or living trust, you can add a bequest to the Stowe Center by preparing a simple codicil to your will or amendment to your trust. Your bequest could be a dollar amount, a specific asset such as artwork, or a percentage of your estate. A bequest could also be made from the residue of your estate or what is left after gifts have been made to your heirs. A bequest does not take effect until your death, though if you let us now that you intend to give we can celebrate your gift now! It is a gift that does not affect your current assets or cash flow.

Your bequest can support any of the initiatives you feel most passionate about at the Stowe Center. And, if your circumstances change, you can easily change your will.

Sample Bequest Language
The Harriet Beecher Stowe Center can provide your attorney sample language when drafting a bequest. Please contact our Development office for more information.

860-522-9258 ext. 320