Wayne Smith Legacy Circle
Friendship Force founder Wayne Smith was an exceptional leader whose boundless energy, optimism, and untiring commitment to the cause of world friendship made this organization the global force for good that it is today. Wayne believed that a world of friends is a world of peace and carried out his vision of promoting understanding across the barriers that separate people, through mutual respect, cultural diversity, and humanitarian service. A bequest in his name will help us continue the good works he began more than 40 years ago. If you would like to help build the long-term financial strength of Friendship Force International, but feel you cannot make a significant gift today, the solution may be a charitable bequest to FFI. A bequest under your will or revocable trust can complement your lifestyle and commitments today, while supporting the mission of Friendship Force in the future. If you have considered making a gift through your estate to support FFI but would like more information, you can let us know and one of our staff members will contact you.
What are the benefits of making a gift through your estate?
- Perpetuate your values. Your will or trust allows you to create a legacy that reflects the values you hold dear.
- Retain control of your assets during your lifetime. You can modify your bequest if your circumstances change.
- Take advantage of tax laws that help preserve your estate assets. A well-designed plan can result in your estate paying less tax, allowing you to leave more for your beneficiaries.
If you’ve already named the Friendship Force in your plans, let us know!
What are the ways to give through your estate plan?
It’s easy—you can name Friendship Force as a beneficiary of specific assets, a portion of your estate or your residual estate. The following assets provide an easy and tax-efficient way to make a bequest and the flexibility to be modified if your circumstances change:
Financial accounts such as a bank or brokerage account or a certificate of deposit (CD)
Commercial Annuities are tax-heavy assets to own and can carry an income tax burden when passed onto a beneficiary. The tax burden from these annuities makes them a great gift to a tax-exempt organization like Friendship Force International. To get more information on how to name FFI as a beneficiary to your commercial annuities contact your bank, financial institution, or insurance company and request a change-of-beneficiary form for the annuity. On this form you can allocate what percentage of your annuity’s value you would like us to receive.
Life Insurance Policies are a relatively easy way to leave a planned gift for FFI. They can also be changed at any time in case you and your family’s needs change. To choose FFI as a beneficiary for a percentage of your policy contact your insurance agent and request a beneficiary designation form.
Gifts of Stock, Real Estate, Cash These types of gifts are a great way to show lasting support to Friendship Force. To choose FFI as a beneficiary talk to your estate planner and contact us at [email protected].
Be sure to use the correct legal language when including Friendship Force International in your will or estate plan. If you wish to name Friendship Force in your will or estate plan, we should be named as:
Friendship Force International, Inc., a non-profit corporation, organized and existing under the laws of the State of Georgia, with principal business address of 279 West Crogan Street Lawrenceville, Georgia 30046, USA.
Our tax identification number is: 58-1287754 | Date of incorporation: March 17, 1977.
Help Us Plan
A gift through your estate can one day help Friendship Force carry out our mission. If your plans already include a gift for FFI, please let us know. We will honor all requests for anonymity, and you can always modify your gift if your circumstances change.
Thank you for considering Friendship Force International in your estate plans.
With your help we can make a positive impact in the world through cultural understanding and education, towards the goal of global goodwill and peace. For more information about life-income gifts with Friendship Force International, please contact our CEO at +1 404-965-4335 or emailing [email protected].