Including The Friends in your estate plan can be a simple as making a provision in your will or trust. You can do this by designating a specific amount or a specific percentage of your estate as a gift to The Friends. You can also name The Friends as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy or make use of a number of life income arrangements.
One of the most satisfactory ways for a donor to give a gift to a 501(C)3 charitable organization, is to use appreciated stock. Giving stocks, bonds, and mutual fund shares that have increased in value (and which the donor has owned for more than one year) provides greater tax benefits to the donor than giving cash.