Gifts That Cost You Nothing Now


Gifts That Cost You Nothing Now

You just sign your name – that’s all it takes to create your legacy of love and inclusion with GLIDE. And it costs you nothing now.

Once your family and loved ones are provided for, we hope you will consider a gift in your will or trust or by beneficiary designation. These gifts cost you nothing now and you can change your mind at any time.

Please let us know if you’ve included a gift for GLIDE in your will or trust or by beneficiary designation. Providing us with documentation is the best way to ensure that your wishes are honored.

Gifts by Bequest

A simple, flexible and easy way to create your legacy while ensuring that GLIDE can continue transforming lives for years to come is with a gift in your will or living trust.

Here are some popular ways to leave a gift for GLIDE:

  • General bequest provides a gift of a stated sum of money in your will or living trust, typically in the form of personal property or assets.
  • Residual bequest provides a percentage of the remainder of your estate after other bequests, debts and taxes have been fulfilled.
  • Specific bequest provides a specific dollar amount or stated fraction of your estate.
  • Contingent bequest provides a stated share of your estate only if a spouse, family member or other beneficiary does not survive you.

View Sample Bequest Language

As with all gift planning, you should consult with your tax advisor and lawyer to determine what planned gift strategy is best for your current tax situation and income requirements. Consulting estate-planning professionals will help ensure that your wishes to make a lasting impact will be fulfilled.

Next Step: Get in touch with Hallie Brignall at 415-674-6186 or legacygiving@GLIDE.org for more information.

Gifts by Beneficiary Designation

You can continue to support GLIDE’s mission for years to come simply by naming GLIDE as a beneficiary of your retirement account, life insurance plan, bank account or other assets. This is one of the easiest gifts to give. It costs you nothing now. It doesn’t require an estate plan or a lawyer. And you can change your beneficiaries at any time.

Reasons to Update Your Beneficiary Designations

  • You have been remarried, widowed or divorced
  • Your primary beneficiary has passed away
  • Your financial institution changed ownership
  • You had a grandchild or great-grandchild
  • You want to leave a legacy gift to GLIDE

What Can I Give?

Here are some of the assets that transfer by beneficiary designation and that would make a wonderful gift to grow a community that welcomes and embraces everyone with love and respect for future generations.

  • IRAs, 401ks and other qualified plans
  • Life insurance policy
  • Certificates of deposit
  • Bank accounts
  • Donor advised fund residuals
  • Personal residence

View Sample Beneficiary Designation

As with all gift planning, you should consult with your tax advisor and lawyer to determine what planned gift strategy is best for your current tax situation and income requirements. Consulting estate-planning professionals will help ensure that your wishes to make a lasting impact will be fulfilled.

Next Step: Get in touch with Hallie Brignall at 415-674-6186 or legacygiving@GLIDE.org for more information.