– Estate Planning –

A living legacy is more than a reflection of who we are. It’s also how we see the world and the lasting impact we desire to make in it.

By including the Foundation in your estate plans, you can help make the dream of family a reality for children waiting in foster care and create a legacy that strengthens families and communities for generations to come.

By making a planned gift, you’ll join the Forever Home Society, which recognizes and honors individuals who:

  • Include a gift to the Foundation in a will or trust
  • Participate in a life income arrangement benefiting the Foundation, such as charitable remainder trust or charitable gift annuity
  • Create a lead trust benefiting the Foundation
  • Name the Foundation as a beneficiary of a retirement plan or life insurance policy

Planned gifts can be donated outright or deferred, and typically come from assets, not income. The Foundation is a public nonprofit exempt from income, gifts and estate taxes under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

We’ve partnered with FreeWill to facilitate this process. You can use this free online estate planning tool to designate a gift to the Foundation. Start planning today to help realize a future in which every child has the love, support and security of a permanent family.

Already made a gift to the Foundation in your will or trust? Fill out this form so we can keep our records up to date and add you to the Forever Home Society! Please contact Jennifer Blank at jennifer.blank@davethomasfoundation.org or 614-764-8448 if you have any questions about this resource.


Plan your gift for the future