Cabrini Mission Foundation – “Good Things to Know”
Wills, Willingness and Will Power
Have you ever heard anyone say, “I want to die without a will“? Nor have I. While some people may act like they don’t need a will, I haven’t heard anyone actually brag about it. That’s because people seem to agree that having a will is a good idea.
Actually, when it comes right down to it, no one dies without a will. State government has seen to that. Lawmakers have “written” a general will that stipulates how our estates will be disbursed — if we fail to do this ourselves. The problem is, they do not know our individual priorities and commitments.
So a personalized will (or other transfer document such as a living trust) is of great value. Not only does it provide peace of mind; it prescribes who you want to handle your affairs and who will benefit from your estate.
We in the development department of the Cabrini Mission Foundation have discovered that many of our friends and supporters are quite willing to consider placing Cabrini Mission Foundation in their estate plans. They believe in our mission and want to invest part of their estate in our future financial health. The willingness is there.
Knowing the value of having a will and being willing to include the Cabrini Mission Foundation, or any other charity, is commendable and appreciated. But good intentions alone will fail to bring the peace of mind a good will can produce. Nor do good intentions lock in a bequest to an organization you care about. What is needed is action. And what will help produce action is will power.
Will power can help you use the power and freedom you have as an individual to make your own choices regarding the disposition of your estate. Will power can also apply to your decisiveness and determination in getting a will in place.
Let this little message be a boost to your will power and move you to action. Call your attorney and make an appointment. Fill out and send in the coupon below. If we can help you in any way possible, contact the Cabrini Mission Foundation (212-228-8608). We are willing and we have the will power to help you obtain your will. Do it today!
(Please complete and return this reply form.)
Dear Friends at Cabrini Mission Foundation:
___ Please contact me about a personal visit or other assistance.
___ I have already provided a bequest for Cabrini Mission Foundation in my will.
___ Please send me information about the Mother Cabrini Legacy Society.
City:________ State:______ Zip:____________ Phone:__________________
Mail this form to: Cabrini Mission Foundation, 222 East 19th Street, New York, New York 10003.
Or email at: NVendikos@CabriniFnd.org