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  • Honor God and make a difference in people’s lives
  • Care for yourself, family, church or Christian ministries
  • Partner with MBF to fulfill your stewardship dreams for years and generations to come

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 and popular gifts to make. With help from an advisor you can include language in your will or trust, specifying a gift to be made to family, friends or Christian ministries as part of your estate plan.

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
  5. You can incorporate a "give it twice" trust to double the benefit for family and ministry.

How do I get started?