Tag Archives: charity

Doing Well by Doing Good

March is an important month in my life. I was born on March 19th, and as my birthday DSCF9141approaches, my desire to make good on the New Years promises I made to myself is renewed. One of those beginning of the year promises involved spending more time in service to others, outside of my professional obligations. Recently, I took a step toward fulfilling that goal by meeting with Mike Jansen and Dayton Gilbert of the American Heart Association. I had questions about the organization, and they were very generous with their time and insights over coffee.

One of the challenges that my clients and I face is how to balance the demands of daily life with the need to give back to the community. Many of my estate planning clients are Baby Boomers, thinking about how to equitably divide their assets. Those of this generation who are religious routinely leave bequests in their wills to their local church, synagogue or mosque. The other segment of my estate planning practice are newlyweds and young parents. They want what’s best for their families in order to secure their future. Each of these types of clients asks for advice, recommendations, and warnings about how to arrange their affairs in the face of the unknown. I advise each of these groups to consider making a testamentary bequest to a reputable charitable organization.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death among American men and women. The American Heart Association funds heart research, hosts scientific sessions for continued advancement of the medical community, and educates the public about lifestyle, diet, and stress management. Its primary goal is to connect the best medical research to the doctors who need it most so that they can save lives by decreasing risks in current procedures. Due to the AHA’s efforts, scientists have learned how to slow down heart attacks and make stints safer and more effective for the people who need them to keep their arteries free from blockages that cause heart attacks.

My first professional experience with the American Heart Association happened in 2014 when I participated in a marketing campaign known as Free Wills Month. The AHA was one of the featured organizations, and it sent several informational booklets and newsletters detailing its mission. I felt comfortable recommending it to clients considering a charitable bequest in 2014, and I have continued confidence in that recommendation.  The impulse to serve others is a noble one. If you have been fortunate enough to leave assets to your spouse, children, friends, family or faith tradition, why not support a good cause? I encourage you to think seriously about donating your time, influence, and money to a cause you believe in. Both of my parents have heart disease; the efforts of the American Heart Association have tangibly benefited my family, and if you look deep enough, you’ll probably find they have helped yours too.

For more information about this wonderful organization from the Sugar Land attorney who cares, give me a call at (713) 574-8626. Also pay a visit to the American Heart Association website here.

Free Wills Month: May 2014

The Law Office of Kimberly D. Moss is proud to announce that we are participating in Capacity Marketing for Charities’ Free Wills Month during the month of May 2014. In an effort to spread the word about making charitable contributions while preparing your estate plan, we are offering simple wills at no cost to you from May 1st through May 31st.

free wills monthYou read that right. You get a simple will for $0.00 during the month of May. The only limitation to this promotion is that you must be age 55 or older. If you’re part of a couple, only one of you has to be 55 to qualify. There’s no obligation to leave a bequest to a charity, but you’re more than welcome to leave something of value to a great cause. Wills are ordinarily written with family and loved ones in mind, but they can also be used as a great way to give back to the community. Join us in raising awareness for the good that comes from every day people contributing to the less fortunate. Make your appointment today at (713) 574-8626. You’ll be glad you did!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#Sugar Land probate lawyer