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Planned Gifts

Empower Children & Adults who are Blind through your Estate Planning

One of the smartest ways to make sure people who are blind find hope and confidence is by naming Christian Record Services, Inc. as a beneficiary in your will or trust. 

What are the benefits of making a bequest?

  • You leave a lasting legacy benefitting the ministry of Christian Record Services, Inc., to help empower people who are blind.
  • You lessen the burden of taxes on your family.
  • You may receive estate tax savings.

What are my options?

A bequest can be made in several ways:

  • You can gift a specific dollar amount or asset
  • You can gift a percentage of your estate
  • You can gift from the balance or residue of your estate
  • You can make a beneficiary designation of certain assets

Example of Bequest Language
Your attorney can help you include a bequest to Christian Record Services in your estate plan. Provided below are examples of a basic bequest language:

1. Bequest of a Specific Dollar Amount: "I hereby give, devise and bequeath _________ and No/100 dollars ($DOLLARS) to Christian Record Services, Inc., a nonprofit organization located at 5900 S 58th St, Suite M, Lincoln, NE 68516."

2. Percentage Bequest: If you are considering making a bequest of a percentage of your estate to Christian Record Services, Inc, we recommend the following language: "I hereby give, devise and bequeath ____ percent (___%) of my total estate, determined as of the date of my death, to Christian Record Services, Inc., a nonprofit organization located at 5900 S 58th St, Suite M, Lincoln, NE 68516."

3. Residual Bequest: "I hereby give, devise and bequeath to Christian Record Services, Inc, a nonprofit organization located at 5900 S 58th St, Suite M, Lincoln, NE 68516. ALL OR A PERCENTAGE of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate."

4. Contingent Bequest: "If (primary beneficiary) does not survive me, then I hereby give, devise and bequeath to Christian Record Services, Inc, a nonprofit organization located at 5900 S 58th St, Suite M, Lincoln, NE 68516. DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY" ​​​​

Contact Lonnie Kreiter at 402-488-0981 to find out more about planned giving options, or to obtain Christian Record’s Federal Tax Identification number.

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