Create a Lasting Legacy
Consider joining the Legacy Sangha, a growing community of people who want IMS to thrive into the future. Many of our supporters make a gift to IMS in their will or estate plan so they can do even more to ensure that the Buddha’s teachings of wisdom and compassion will be taught and practiced at our centers for generations to come. You can, too. Giving a percentage of your estate will help IMS serve as a refuge for all who seek freedom of mind and heart.
Making a legacy gift is easy
Everyone needs a will, and everyone can make a legacy gift — you don’t need to be wealthy. To include us in your estate plan, simply name IMS as a beneficiary:
- in your will or living trust –see info & sample language
- in your retirement plan or bank account –see info & sample language
- in your life insurance policy
Create your free will
To make it easy, we’ve partnered with FreeWill: a free online resource that guides you through the process of making or updating a legally valid will in just 20 minutes. In your plans, you can include a gift to IMS.
If you have more complex estate plans, you can use FreeWill to create a set of documented wishes to share with your attorney.
Have an IRA, 401(k), life insurance policy, donor-advised fund, or any other assets not included in your will? These are called non-probate assets and you must identify your beneficiaries for them separately. You can use this online tool to make your plans and designate IMS as a beneficiary of these assets to help share the Dharma for many years to come.
Connect with us
We welcome the opportunity to talk with you. Please contact Leah Giles, Director of Development, at 978-355-4378 ext. 320 firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have already made a gift to IMS in your estate plans, we would be honored if you could fill out this form to let us know so we can thank you and update our records.
Or, complete thePlanned Giving Response Formand mail it to us:
IMS Development Office
1230 Pleasant Street
Barre, MA 01005
IMS’s tax-exempt ID number: 51-0152810
The information here is for general purposes only. We strongly recommend consulting your own legal and financial advisors when planning a legacy gift.