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Leaving Hacker Dojo a Gift in your Will

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    A gift in your will or living trust is called a Charitable Bequest. We're absolutely honored that you are considering making us part of the lasting impact you have on this earth.


    Charitable Bequests are incredibly easy to set up. The language in your will can be as simple as this: "I, [name], of [city, state, ZIP], give, devise and bequeath to the Hacker Dojo [written amount or percentage of the estate or description of property] for its unrestricted use and purpose."


    Many donors face difficulty deciding what amount is appropriate to leave a charity while still providing for their loved ones. Selecting a percentage of your wealth will help make sure your donation scales appropriately, even if you have a financial emergency before your death. Donations in wills are not binding, so you always have the power to change your mind at any time.


    It is worth mentioning that your estate will still receive tax benefits from donating to a nonprofit, just like you do when you donate as an individual now.


    Naming Hacker Dojo as a Beneficiary

    There are other assets which are not controlled by your will. However, you can still name the Dojo as a beneficiary in them. These include retirement accounts and insurance annuities. Many Silicon Valley employers also offer life insurance as an employee perk, which can also be left to the Dojo.


    If you have any questions about this process, email sponsorships@hackerdojo.com