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.
Phyllis Bennet, Indiana
part of the World Vision family since 2001
Phyllis Bennet was born into a family that made it a priority to help others.
"My parents had such a good experience sponsoring a child through World Vision that I decided to do so too," she says. Following in her parent's footsteps, Phyllis became a child sponsor herself more than 10 years ago.
Today, the retired physician sponsors a young boy in Ethiopia, gives gifts through the World Vision Gift Catalog, and makes a monthly contribution to help where most needed. This generosity stems from her innate desire to reach out a helping hand to those in need. And she's found that partnering with World Vision enables her to do just that.
"I trust World Vision. I am impressed by the fact that they help people help themselves," she explains. "That is very important to me."
Although she now lives in a retirement home and is no longer able to drive, Phyllis refuses to let any challenge prevent her from being an active giver.
"World Vision is my hands and feet," she declares. "It's my way of helping somebody else who needs it."
Phyllis's heart for the poor has also inspired her to include World Vision in her estate plan.
"I thought it was a good idea since I was already giving to them," she says. "It's something that I have always wanted to do."
Phyllis encourages others to consider putting World Vision into their own wills. "If you leave anything behind," she urges, "leave something to organizations that do good."
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