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Have you considered including a legacy gift to Northwest Harvest as part of your estate plan? While estate planning centers around the distribution of your financial assets, it also drives the decision of whom you would choose to raise your children if called upon to do so. Thus, it is important that you allow your values and hopes to guide you in those decisions. It is also imperative that younger adults with children take the time to create an estate plan. Grandparents might consider paying the legal bills to ensure that their children have taken these important steps.

Why do we say that everyone can leave a legacy gift? One reason is the existence of the “contingency” clause in wills and survivorship designations. By naming Northwest Harvest as the contingent recipient of assets expected to go to others, you are saying that if no one survives you, then you designate Northwest Harvest to receive specified assets. Most of our supporters will designate Northwest Harvest as an outright beneficiary but if doing so is not feasible at this stage of your life, consider the contingency option.

When you share that you have remembered Northwest Harvest in your estate plan, you will be joining hundreds of other members of our Harvest of Hope Legacy program. You will continue to support those experiencing food insecurity and thus impact the health of our communities. All you have to do is name Northwest Harvest as an outright or contingent beneficiary in your will, trust, insurance policy or IRA. Your gift can be funded by cash, stocks, bonds, retirement programs such as IRAs and property such as a home or vacation home. 

To learn more about this thoughtful opportunity, and for sample language to use in your will and other documents, call or email Senior Planned Giving Officer Anne S. Knapp at 206.923.7491 or 206.390.6094, or anneK@northwestharvest.org. Thank you for putting your values into action.

Northwest Harvest encourages donors to seek professional estate planning and financial advice before deciding on a course of action.

The Internal Revenue Service classifies Northwest Harvest as a public charity under sections 501(c)(3), 509(a)(1) and 170(b)(1)(A)(vi) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Northwest Harvest EMM
P.O. Box 12272
Seattle, WA 98102
Tax ID: 91-0826037

Contact: Anne S. Knapp, CFP®
Senior Planned Giving Officer
206.390.6094

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