Ruby and Gene Hermeier recently updated their will and were willing to share their experience and describe their decision to include Friends of Ngong Road in their legacy giving.
When did you start planning for your will? At various stages of our life together, we have discussed our intentions for our will and legacy. We were transitioning to a new stage of life having recently moved homes, and it was natural for us to revisit our hopes and plans for the future.
Why did you decide to include Friends of Ngong Road in your planned giving? We want our grandchildren and great-grandchildren to have good lives. We want our communities to be vibrant and healthy, and we want the world to be a better place. We wanted to help Friends of Ngong Road and other charities about which we care deeply continue to thrive for many decades.
And it was quite easy. Friends of Ngong Road is a beneficiary of our IRA once we are both gone. Our planned gift did not change how we live life today, but it did give us satisfaction and peace knowing that we will leave this place a little bit better for some very needy children. It is really fun to think that even after we are gone, children who don’t have the educational opportunities that our family does will get a chance for a good education. They will then instill education as a value in their children and so on. We get to plant seeds today that could bear fruit for hundreds of years in the future. That is pretty fun.
Friends of Ngong Road Development Director, Lacey Kraft, is happy to talk with you about your interests to include the children of Kenya in your will. We recommend consulting your tax and legal advisors on a wide variety of planned giving opportunities to understand what is appropriate for you.