How Does Your Generosity Affect Your Kids?  

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In a scientific study, researchers posed the following question to the 31 percent of Americans aged 30+ who expect to or have already received an inheritance:

"Suppose someone other than your spouse were to leave you an inheritance. If they had also decided a nonprofit organization would get a percentage, something like 5 to 10 percent, in all honesty, do you think you would wish they had left 100 percent to individuals rather than to organizations, or do you think a gift to an organization is a reasonable choice?"

Here's How They Responded1

72%: A gift to an organization is a reasonable choice. 17%: Not sure. 11%: Wish 100% would go to individuals

If you have hopes of supporting an important cause such as Willamette University, discuss your thoughts with your children. They will likely be more comfortable with your ideas when you involve them in the decisions you have made. To explore options for giving that can benefit you and your loved ones, contact Stephen S. Brier at (866) 204-8102 (toll free) or 503-370-6022 (direct) or today.

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1Source: "2009 Stelter Donor Insight Report"