All of us have a story to tell and a legacy to leave. Below are inspiring stories of faithful supporters like you. Each has included World Vision in their estate plan so they can continue to support World Vision after their lifetime - it's their legacy of love to the world's children.
Karen McCreery, Michigan
World Vision partner since 2001
"I love to get involved with those who don't have much," says Karen, who became a World Vision sponsor at a Christian concert in 2001. Karen's first sponsored child was a girl with a birthday close to hers. Since then, she's sponsored a second child, and today, she dreams of eventually sponsoring 10 children in need.
For Karen, who has no children of her own, sponsorship has been a way to extend her family. "I feel very blessed financially," she explains, "and I want to be able to share that blessing with others."
Recently, Karen attended a workshop about setting up a living trust. "They explained all the different parts of it and asked who I wanted for my beneficiaries," Karen says. "I put my nephews and my niece. Then I started thinking about who else is really important to me, and I thought, oh...World Vision!
"This is my opportunity to make a contribution after I'm gone," she explains, "and to a godly organization that serves people all over the world."
Do your current plans reflect the legacy you want to leave?
If you have questions or would like to speak with a member of our gift planning staff, call 1.800.426.5753 or email firstname.lastname@example.org