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    Keep us thriving with your planned gift
    Take advantage of numerous tax and financial benefits
    Leave a legacy to be remembered by future generations
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    The CARES Act allows an above the line deduction of up to $300 for charitable cash donations for the 2020 tax year, for those who do not itemize.

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Learn About Wills and Bequests

What are the benefits of making a bequest?

  1. You leave a lasting legacy to be remembered
  2. You lessen the burden of taxes on your family
  3. You may receive estate tax savings

How can I learn more?

How do I make a bequest?

A bequest is one of the easiest gifts to make. With the help of an advisor, you can include language in your will or trust specifying a gift be made to family, friends or The Salvation Army - Eastern Michigan Division as part of your estate plan.

Click here to download a PDF of the bequest language for The Salvation Army, Eastern Michigan Division. For wording that is more specific for your community, please contact our planned giving office.

What are my options?

A bequest can be made in several ways:
  1. You can gift a specific dollar amount or asset
  2. You can gift a percentage of your estate
  3. You can gift from the balance or residue of your estate
  4. You can make a beneficiary designation of certain assets

How do I get started?