Leave a Legacy: Write a Will

You don’t need to be wealthy to leave a legacy; you only need to have a cause you care about and the "will" to make a difference.

Everyone needs a will. Writing a will is the only way you can legally decide who will take charge of your affairs at your death; it is the only way to legally appoint a guardian for your minor children; and it is the only way to make a bequest to your favorite charity.

In short, writing a will is the only way to ensure the money and assets you accumulated throughout your life are distributed the way you want them distributed. If you die without a will, the state decides where your money goes.

That’s why everyone needs a will.

  1. On Wednesday, Nov. 16, the University of Saint Francis will host a free Write a Will event. We invite you to make an appointment to meet with Jane Gerardot, one of our volunteer attorneys, about your will and your charitable bequest. She will be happy to talk with you and/or your spouse. If you choose to make a charitable bequest, Ms. Gerardot will prepare a simple will for you, completely free of charge. This event will take place on the first floor Summer Porch of Brookside.
  2. Call 260-486-6016 now to make an appointment. Appointment hours are from 4-7 p.m.

For any questions or concerns, please call Sister Marilyn Oliver at 260-399-8036.