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Planned Giving 

Did you know there are ways to support FATE Foundation besides simply writing a check? When you plan a gift as part of your overall estate and financial plans, you can preserve our mission and receive benefits for you and your loved ones.


Bequests are powerful and thoughtful gifts that can express your legacy. The choice to make, alter, or remove a bequest stays with you as you navigate financial planning decisions and your future.

What will your legacy be? What will your story be?

Where there is a will, there is a way! Leaving a gift in your will to FATE Foundation supports our mission far into the future. You can make a difference in the lives of Madison County students when estate planning by considering leaving a portion of your estate to FATE Foundation.

Living Wills & Trusts

Deepen Your Connections

You want to leave money to FATE Foundation in your will. You also want the flexibility to change your will in the event that life circumstances change. You can do both.

In as little as one sentence, you can complete your gift. This type of donation to FATE Foundation in your will or living trust helps ensure that we continue our mission for years to come.

An Example of How It Works

Meet Tom and Martha. When they got married and created a will, they included a $75,000 gift to FATE Foundation. As the family grew to include three children, Tom and Martha decided to revise their gift to ensure their children's future financial security.

They met with their attorney and revised the gift language so that FATE Foundation received a percentage of their estate, instead of a specific amount. Tom and Martha now rest easy knowing their plans will provide for the people and charitable work they love.

Updating Your Will

Changing your will can be as simple as writing out a codicil. It’s like a legal "P.S." to your will. To create a codicil, you write down what you want to remove or add to your existing will, sign it, have two witnesses sign it (as you did with your original will), and then keep it with your will. It’s recommended that you also have it notarized. After your death, your two documents will be read and interpreted together.