November 2010: Planned Giving Tip of the Month

Wills and Estate Planning

Do you have a will? Is it up-to-date? Does it accomplish all you intend? Did you include The Ruth Bancroft Garden?

Having a will ensures your property will pass to those you care about. If you don’t leave a will, state law determines how your assets will be divided. Having an old will can be almost as bad as none at all. Life events, changes in the nature and value of your assets, tax law changes, and family circumstances can also affect your will. To make sure your wishes are followed, you need an up-to-date will.

Your will also give you the opportunity to transfer the values that are important to you. And one of the best ways to leave a legacy like this is to make charitable bequests in your will. Remembering the Ruth Bancroft Garden is a fitting testimony of your support for the future of the Garden.

We have a helpful Wills Information Kit we want to send you that contains several items to assist you in your estate planning, including informative brochures published by the State Bar of California on Estate Planning, Wills, and Living Trusts.

To receive this complimentary Wills Information Kit, please call our Development Office at 925-944-9352.

Mission Statement
The mission of the Ruth Bancroft Garden, Inc. is to preserve this exceptional example of garden design and to continue to develop its collection of water-conserving plants for the education and enjoyment of the public.
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