Unfortunately, half of all Americans live each day without a plan for their lives. They lack a Will, Trust or Estate Plan. This leaves loved ones or families vulnerable to misinterpreted wishes, while the causes they worked for all their lives must continue without them.

With simple planning, you ensure your values and a lifetime of your work creates a legacy that lasts for generations. No matter the size of your estate, everyone needs a plan for the future. A plan helps to ensure that your wishes are carried out and your loved ones well cared for after you are gone.

If you are like most people, chances are you need to do some planning, or at least update the plans you already have in place. The good news is that IECF has made creating your plan easier than ever before.

Start today by using the new Estate Planning Guide (EPG) to organize yours or your family’s estate information. The Guide is available to download at: www.iecfplannedgiving.org.

When finished, you will be ready to share your information with your estate planning attorney, CPA or financial advisor.

For questions about charitable gifting options or estate planning, please contact Jose A. Marquez, Director of Planned Giving at 951-452-5621 or jmarquez@iegives.org