Gifts in a Will
Making a legacy gift in your will or trust is one of the easiest and most popular ways to make a lasting impact for The Navigators. By simply signing your name, you can create a legacy of discipleship.
Once you have provided for your loved ones, we hope you will consider making our mission part of your life story through a legacy gift.
A gift in your will is one of the easiest ways to create your legacy and offers the following benefits:
Costs you nothing now to give in this way.
You can alter your gift or change your mind at any time and for any reason.
Your gift will create your legacy of discipleship.
Watch this brief video to learn about how you can make a lasting impact by planning ahead.
Four simple, “no-cost-now” ways to give in your will
Leaves a gift of a stated sum of money to The Navigators in your will or living trust.
You can mix these no-cost ways together. For example, you might consider leaving a specific percentage (such as 50%) of the residual to The Navigators contingent upon the survival of your spouse.
Gifts by Beneficiary Designation
It’s easy to put your bank accounts, retirement funds, savings bonds, and more to use in helping to share the good news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ — and it costs you nothing now.
By naming The Navigators as a beneficiary of these assets, you can resource our mission for years to come and establish your personal legacy of discipleship.
Reduce or eliminate taxes
Reduce or avoid probate fees
No cost to you now to give
Create your legacy with The Navigators
To name The Navigators as a beneficiary of an asset, contact the custodian of that asset to see whether a change of beneficiary form must be completed.
How to Change a Beneficiary Designation
Login to your account or request a Change of Beneficiary Form from your custodian (the business holding your money or assets).
Follow the links to change your beneficiary or fill out the form.
Be sure to spell the name of our organization properly: The Navigators
Include our tax identification number: 84-6007896
Save or submit your information online or return your Change of Beneficiary Form.
We would love for you to let us know about your gift so we can thank you!
Types of Gifts
A gift of retirement funds
You can simply name The Navigators as a beneficiary of your retirement plan to support and strengthen our ministry.
A gift of funds remaining in your bank accounts, brokerage accounts or certificate of deposit (CD)
This is one of the easiest gifts to give and one of the most useful in accomplishing your philanthropic goals. The next time you visit your bank, you can name The Navigators (Tax ID: 84-6007896) as the beneficiary of a checking or savings bank account, a certificate of deposit (CD), or a brokerage account. When you do, you’ll take a powerful step toward helping generations to know Christ.
Donor-Advised Fund (DAF) residuals
What remains in a donor-advised fund is governed by the contract you completed when you created your fund. When you name The Navigators as a “successor” of your account or a portion of your account value, you enable people to know Christ and help them to grow and mature as His disciples.
If you have bonds that have stopped earning interest and you plan to redeem them, you might owe income tax on the appreciation. That could result in your heirs receiving only a fraction of the value of the bonds in which you invested. Since The Navigators is a tax-exempt institution, naming us as a beneficiary means that 100% of your gift will go toward our ministry.