One pillar of estate planning is charitable giving. There are many ways to include charitable giving as part of your estate plan. Many donors choose to donate funds outright. Other opportunities can include creating a scholarship fund, setting up a specific research project or setting up a charitable trust. It is also possible to begin funding your gifts now. Your estate planning professional should be well versed in philanthropic planning, and can help you navigate the best way to support any causes that may be near and dear to your heart.
-Emily Helmick, Esq.