Leaving a Lasting and Impactful Legacy

The desire to make a difference with our lives leads us to ponder our legacy. What kind of legacy will you leave?

Dot and Sam Carswell met Nav Staff, Bruce and Marg Van Wyk more than 25 years ago. Through the years the Carswells generously supported the Van Wyk’s ministry, and become dear friends. Dot continued their partnership with the Van Wyks after Sam’s passing, and last spring called The Navigators inquiring about how to leave a bequest in her will for Bruce and Marg.

When Dot contacted the Van Wyks to share they were included in her will, she learned they needed funds to accept an invitation from the Africa Navs. They would be making regular trips to Africa to coach and encourage the Nav teams. Blending the two issues, Dot decided to make the planned future bequest immediately by donating appreciated stock. Dot says she was blessed thrice: the joy of giving, no capital gains tax, and 100% charitable deduction the year of the gift. To God be the Glory.

Nav Staff Jim Downing, who is now 102, and the second oldest survivor of Pearl Harbor, has a passion to see young Navigator Staff succeed in their calling to ministry. A few years ago The Navigators’ board of directors approved a fund called “Future Generations Fund” to help ensure that outcome. I will never forget the day Jim said to me, “Kevin, can you get the form needed to change my Navigator life insurance policy to make The Navigators the beneficiary?”

Both Dot and Jim are seeking to leave an intentional legacy with their giving. Is there any way that we can help you with your desires to leave a legacy? We are offering a FREE Wills Guide to help you with your estate planning. It is our gift to you and your family to assist you to make a difference through your legacy.

Thank you for investing in the work God has called The Navigators to do. Together we can, “…cause [His] name to be remembered in all generations…” Psalm 45:17 (ESV).

Call 1-888-283-0157 or email navlegacy@navigators.org

For information visit our web site at mylegacy.navigators.org

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