So many times after we got married I heard, “Make sure you have a will.” It became suddenly important to me when our daughter was born last June. My husband and I made it a priority and wrote our first will.
It came with a good discussion. What matters to us? What will we leave for our children? We want our daughter and future children to be safe and supported. But we also highly value the common good of humanity and education for all. We want that to be evident in our will and our children to know it’s important to our family.
The decision to include Friends of Ngong Road in our will was an easy one. We, of course, hope the will won’t be needed for many years, but right now it is a testament to ourselves and our children about what we value and the type of world we want to leave.
Consider adding Friends of Ngong Road in your will or make the organization a beneficiary of your IRA. Your tax or estate advisor can help you with these and other ways of making a difference for students in Kenya that are right for you. For example, if you are over 70 ½, the Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) provision may allow you to distribute funds in a tax-advantaged way from your individual retirement account (IRA) to Friends of Ngong Road as a qualifying charity.
Whatever way you choose to give, thank you for your partnership in transforming lives through education to employment.