Our communities rely on charitable organizations and they rely on the communities they serve. We rely on these valuable nonprofit assets to cure diseases, feed the hungry, house the homeless, rescue animals and teach our children. And these organizations depend on us for survival.

Many charities do receive some support from government agencies, however, for the majority of nonprofits, funding comes from the public-individual donors-who give generously throughout their lives.

But did you know that by including a charitable gift in your will or estate plan, you can help to continue your favorite organizations’ work well into the future? You can continue to make a difference in the lives that follow.