Naming 'Catherine Hamlin Fistula Foundation Fund' in your Will (also known as a legacy) is a simple, powerful and flexible way to make an enduring commitment to Ethiopian women.
A gift in your Will - or living trust – will transform the lives of future generations of women through the prevention and treatment of devastating childbirth injuries in Ethiopia.
A gift in your Will often allows you to make a bigger impact than you ever thought possible. Whether large or small, your gift will ensure sustainable funding for our life-changing work - and it is greatly appreciated.
Here’s how your planned gift could help Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia into the future.
Maree has been supporting Hamlin for many years and is Mom to a son and daughter and Nannie (grandmother) to two beautiful grandchildren. She thinks it’s a ‘no brainer’ that a gift in her Will can make such a monumental difference to women’s lives.
“The thought of any woman experiencing this devastating injury and the life lead because of it is simply horrifying. If my simple gift contributes to a better life for her and, by extension, her community, I’m thrilled to be a small part,” says Maree.
“I know my family, particularly my daughter, are more than happy to know I’ve left a gift in my Will which will help improve mothers’ lives.”
“We are a global community. Women are the backbone of communities when they are strong and healthy. We need to look beyond our borders and contribute to the benefit of everyone,” says Maree.
You can bequeath a specific dollar amount, property to be sold or a percentage of your residual estate. Your estate will receive an estate tax charitable deduction for the amount of the gift from KBFUS.
KBFUS can provide you with sample language to include in your last Will and testament to make a charitable bequest to your existing legacy fund or to establish a new legacy fund at KBFUS.
If you are based in the US or Canada and are interested in leaving a bequest to Catherine Hamlin Fistula Foundation or would like more information, please email [email protected].
Please also email us if you have already named Catherine Hamlin Fistula Foundation Fund in your Will. By letting us know, we can thank you, record your planned gift and ensure you receive regular updates about the programs your gift will support.
“Bequests help to ensure that future generations of Ethiopian women and girls who suffer the debilitating effects of obstetric fistula will receive the treatment they need. Thank you for considering Catherine Hamlin Fistula Foundation in your Will.”Dr Catherine Hamlin