God's Love We Deliver
166 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10013
Many people choose to express their commitment to our work by remembering God’s Love We Deliver in their estate plans.
Planned gifts, including bequests, create an extraordinary opportunityto provide the much needed resources that will enable God’s Love We Deliver to help theseriously ill today and well into the future.
Join our Legacy Society
Thoughtful friends who include God’s Love We Deliver in their estate plans are invited to join our Legacy Society.
Please let us know if you are including (or have included) God’s Love We Deliver in your estate plans. Legacy Society members receive special recognition, as well as invitations to donor events and programs. Plus, your participation will help motivate others to create future gifts and add their names to the growing roster of Legacy Society members.
For more information about the Legacy Society, including God’s Love in your estate plans, or other gift planning vehicles, please contact Stephen Covello at 212.294.8144.
"The best legacy you can leave is one that keeps on giving. The Legacy Society keeps your memory alive. And for me it's important that the support I give ... carries on." Vicente Wolf, Interior Designer and Legacy Society member (pictured above)
A Remarkable Legacy: God’s Love Volunteer, Richard “Buzz” Koontz
In 2009, God’s Love received a remarkable legacy gift from a long-time Tuesday kitchen volunteer, Richard “Buzz” Koontz. Buzz, who passed away in 2008, left a bequest to God’s Love We Deliver of over $1,000,000. That year, God’s Love celebrated Buzz Koontz’s energy, caring spirit and wonderful legacy with some of his close friends and fellow volunteers at a special reception.
One of the guests said of Buzz, “In the last years of his life, nothing made Buzz happier than coming to God’s Love to work with his new friends. This became a second family to him and gave him such great joy.”
Buzz Koontz’s extraordinary gift means so much to everyone at God’s Love, but especially to the men and women living with life-altering illnesses who will directly benefit from his incredible caring and generosity.
Each year bequests and planned gifts of all sizes (whether $1,000 or $1,000,000, and more) are a vital source of revenue that helps God’s Love evolve our services and meet the growing demand for our unique program of meals and nutrition counseling. While planning for the future may seem like a daunting task, it’s much easier than many people realize to create a legacy that will benefit future generations of people living with life-altering illnesses.
Including God’s Love We Deliver in Your Will or Living Trust
If you wish to include God’s Love We Deliver in your will or living trust, we recommend as a first step that you contact your attorney to create (or amend) your personal estate and charitable gift plans.
Options to discuss with your attorney include naming God’s Love We Deliver as a beneficiary of a percentage of your estate, of a set dollar amount, or of a particular asset. If applicable, your estate is entitled to an estate tax deduction for the full value of your bequest to God’s Love We Deliver.
If you wish to include a bequest to God’s Love We Deliver in your will or trust, we suggest sharing the following language with your attorney:
"I give to God’s Love We Deliver, Inc., a non-profit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization incorporated by the laws of the State of New York, having its principal office at 166 Sixth Ave, New York, NY, 10013, the sum of $___ (or, __ percentage of my estate) (or, ___ percentage of my residuary estate) for its general corporate purposes."
Another possibility is to name God’s Love We Deliver as a contingent beneficiary of assets you have designated for a loved one, should that person no longer be alive at the time of your death.
Planning for God’s Love We Deliver Through Beneficiary Designations
Many estate assets may be transferred outside of your will. These include qualified retirement plan assets, bank and brokerage accounts, and the proceeds from life insurance policies. You may name God’s Love We Deliver as a beneficiary of these assets, or as a contingent beneficiary in the event that the loved one you named as primary beneficiary is no longer living at the time of your death.
To name God’s Love We Deliver as a beneficiary you may need to provide the following information on your beneficiary designation form:
Address: God’s Love We Deliver, 166 Avenue of the Americas, NY, NY 10013
Tax ID #: 13-3366846
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