Give generously before you go. It changes lives, forever

Jean LarsenExecutive Director, Legacy Endowment Community FoundationAfter almost 40 years as a nonprofit professional, I am still bewildered when someone tells me the story of “…the millionaire next door” who passed away without a will or trust and no heirs.Generally speaking, when someone passes away without a will, trust, or other distribution plan, their money, assets, and belongings – the representation of their life – are distributed according to California law. It’s a lengthy, expensive, and complicated process, with the state determining who gets what.“I’d love to spend a lot of time today creating my will…,” said no one. I jest a bit, but the statement hits home as to why people delay planning of final wishes. Creating a will and/or trust can see
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