Planned Giving

 Make a gift that will secure your legacy as a Culture Warrior.

Wills & BEQUESTS

A will is a legal document specifying your wishes regarding the disposal of your property after death. After assuring your family's financial security, you can make gifts to TMLC from residual funds. By including a bequest in your will (cash, property, or a share of the estate residue), you can make a gift to the Thomas More Law Center that costs you nothing during your lifetime.

How a Bequest Works

A bequest is simple to make and it's easy to revoke if your situation changes.

There are many ways that you can make a gift through your will or living trust. You can arrange for TMLC to receive a specific gift amount, a percentage, or a portion or all of the residual value of your estate. One of the following arrangements may be the best fit for your estate planning goals:

Residuary bequest: stated as a percentage.
Example: ____% of my estate.

Specific bequest: stated as a fixed dollar amount.
Example: the sum of $___________.

Expressing your bequests as a percentage of your estate is often simpler. In the event your estate changes in value, you may not have to update your will as frequently--thus, your gifts remain proportional to your estate.

TMLC suggests the following language you may consider when your attorney is drafting your will:

“I hereby give to the Thomas More Law Center, a Michigan corporation with its principal offices in the City of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Michigan,

the sum of $ ____

-or-

all or ___ percent of my residual estate to be used for its ongoing operation."

You will also need to provide the following information about TMLC:

  • Legal Name: Thomas More Law Center
  • Legal Address: 24 Frank Lloyd Wright Drive, Lobby D, Ann Arbor, MI 48106
  • Tax ID Number: 38-3448297

The Thomas More Law Center is a 501(c)(3) organization, and is primarily involved in litigation, education and related activities. All contributions and bequests made to the Thomas More Law Center are tax-deductible.

The Thomas More Law Center maintains relationships with qualified estate planners, tax consultants, and charitable gift consultants. If you have any questions about how to effectively make a planned gift, TMLC will be pleased to assist you. Please contact our offices at 734-827-2001, or by e-mail at tlynch@thomasmore.org.

The Thomas More Law Center is not engaged in providing estate or tax advice services. The purpose of the above information is to provide general information that might be helpful in considering a planned gift. The information provided should not be substituted for the advice from a qualified tax attorney or estate planner.