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HOW YOU CAN HELP > REMEMBERING ELLIS EARLY LEARNING IN YOUR WILL

Remembering Ellis Early Learning in your will

A charitable bequest from your estate is a simple method of planned giving that enables you to achieve your financial goals and benefit Ellis Early Learning for years to come. Remembering Ellis Early Learning in your will (also referred to as bequest) is a wonderful way for you to make a meaningful gift that will have a lasting impact on supporting children and early education. 


Why give in your will?

  • Continue to use assets during your lifetime

  • Potentially reduce your estate tax burden

  • Leave a lasting legacy to Ellis Early Learning

ADVANTAGES OF CHARITABLE BEQUESTS

Easy

If you already have a will, we provide sample language that can easily be given to your attorney to add (see below). If you have not yet prepared a will, your attorney can simply incorporate bequest language as part of the drafting process using our sample language. 

Flexible

Charitable bequests are flexible and easy to update. You can write one into a will with a short paragraph, and if circumstances change, your lawyer can edit your will upon your request. If you want to make a significant gift now but are not currently in a position to draw upon resources you may need in the years ahead, a bequest allows you to make a gift to support Ellis Early Learning while preserving your financial security during your lifetime.

Tax Benefits 

Under the current laws, a bequest to  Ellis Early Learning may result in a deduction against the value of your estate, reducing the amount of estate taxes. It's important to note that tax laws change over time, and you should continue to consult a financial planner or professional.

Efficient

Charitable bequests can help the efficiency of settling an estate because the bequests provide clear instructions to the executor on how to distribute certain assets in accordance with the your wishes. 

Impactful

We are honored that you are considering making a planned gift to Ellis Early Learning. A bequest gift can be a way to create a lasting legacy at Ellis and help support excellent early education without regard to a student's socio-economic circumstances. Once you have arranged a bequest, please let us know so we can thank you.

If you have already included Ellis Early Learning in your estate plans, please let us know so we can thank you and recognize your generosity.

Sample bequest language:

I hereby give, devise, and bequeath to Ellis Early Learning, Inc. or its successor thereto, located at 58 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA 20116 (TAX I.D. 04-2104168) for Ellis Early Learning, Inc.'s general use and purpose

  • The sum of ________ dollars; or

  • All of the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate, both real and personal, or

  • An amount equal to ____ percent of my estate after payment of debts, taxes, and expenses.

This information on this website is not intended as legal or tax advice. For such, please consult an attorney or tax advisor. 

We are here to help you!

Our team would be happy to speak with you in confidence about your giving goals, with no obligation. 

Patricia D. Keenan
VP of Advancement, Community and Equity
Phone: (617) 377-4473
Email: pkeenan@ellisearlylearning.org

Chris Johnson
Assistant Director of Development and Communication
Phone: (857) 957-0641
Email: cjohnson@ellisearlylearning.org

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