Planned Giving is So Important to Me

Planned Giving is So Important to Me

Photo courtesy of the Tulsa World

By Madison Baird
Mental Health Association Oklahoma Volunteer

When my 26-year-old fiancé, John, suddenly passed away, he was so young that he didn’t have an estate plan. Without a will in place, my time of mourning was spent battling with attorneys to ensure Jackson, our now three-year-old son, received his inheritance.

Until you’ve been through this agonizing legal fight, you don’t understand what a nightmare it can be. But all of our problems could have been quickly resolved if we had an estate plan.

Whether you’re single, married, divorced, or retired, the good news is that Mental Health Association Oklahoma can help your family avoid the problems and needless expenses that often occur when a loved one dies without an estate plan. Please consider including the Association in your estate plans. Once you do, the Association can connect you with a high-quality, no-cost consultation to write or revise your estate plans.

After John’s death, I turned to the Association’s simple estate planning program to ensure my son will be taken care of in the future. And I know that my planned gift to the Association will change the lives of those impacted by mental illness and homelessness.

From personal experience, I can tell you that once you take care of your family’s needs, you will feel a great sense of satisfaction and relief.  If you are interested in learning more about the power of planned giving, you may contact the Advancement Group at (918) 491-0079, or call Mental Health Association Oklahoma’s Director of Development, Lisa Turner, at (918) 382-2410.


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