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Wednesday’s Whim: I will make a will

This afternoon I “attended” a webinar by the Episcopal Church Foundation about Planned Giving and I learned, among other things, that I need to write that will I’ve been meaning to get around to!

Planning for the “what-ifs” feels daunting.  I’m fairly young and healthy and until we pay off those school loans I don’t feel like we have many assets – but the truth is, it’s not about health or assets.  It is about identifying and honoring those most important to us.  And it’s about recognizing the beauty and truth of our mortality and the gifts we can give to those who will live on after us.

The other truth?  More than half of all Americans do not have a living will.  If you’re part of the majority, I hope you’ll consider joining me in starting the process of creating a will for the sake of your loved ones.  The Episcopal Church Foundation has some helpful resources to get started (here and here), as well as information about other planned giving options (here – see p. 12 for chart).

And when you do get around to writing or adjusting your will, I hope you’ll consider making a bequest to Camp Stevens so that we can continue to provide a peaceful place apart for inspiration, adventure and renewal long into the future!

*The other thing I learned today is that hand + nature = an (unofficial) universal image for planned giving!


Whim: “sudden idea.”  This weekly post promises a number of things: personal thoughts and reflections, showing off Camp Stevens’ programs and staff, announcements for upcoming opportunities, and answering questions or responding to comments “from the audience.” If you have a topic or question you’d like addressed, just e-mail Beth!


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