Planned Giving & Bequests
Including FFI in a Will & Planned Giving
Leave a Legacy
Friends Forever International is an independent 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that believes we can all help build a better world by empowering our most underutilized asset: youth. FFI works with communities around the globe to build the leadership abilities of their youth from diverse backgrounds to tackle local and global issues.
Every young person who desires, regardless of ethnicity, religion, and socio-economic status, will have the opportunity to build their leadership skills beyond what they imagined possible before participating in the program. These young leaders will transform how they see the world and realize that they can change the world for the better. Now.
No matter one’s age or socioeconomic status, deciding how to bequeath one’s assets is one of the most important decisions of a lifetime. How will you choose where to leave your legacy? Will you support our cause fifty years from now? At Friends Forever International, we help people determine an area of our program they feel passionate about sustaining for the long-term. What better gift is there to leave this world than leaving the legacy of peace?
What is Planned Giving?
Planned giving – or charitable gift planning – is the term for a donation of assets to a charitable organization at the time or in anticipation of death.
The simplest form of a planned gift is a charitable bequest through your will or trust. With a bequest, you can direct a specific dollar amount or assets to FFI or direct a percentage of your estate to FFI.
Other planned gifts are more complex. To learn more about life-income gifts such as charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts, and charitable lead trusts, please contact our Executive Director, Steve Martineau, or speak with your estate attorney.
How do I direct my gift?
We will work with you to find the most meaningful connection between your wishes and the vision and goals of FFI. Those who remember FFI in their will or estate plan are warmly invited to membership in the ‘86 Society. Anonymous members are welcome as well.
There are several options which we can discuss, including:
Create a Named Fund as part of our larger Endowment Fund. Named Fund gifts will be invested with our partners at Impax Fund, a socially responsible mutual fund that will ensure a permanent legacy.
Supporting campus projects at our Global Headquarters in New Hampshire, the Diane M. Seagren Rainforest Academy in Belize, or the FFI Center at Annalong.
All individuals that make a formal pledge to include FFI in their planned giving will become a member of the FFI '86 Society
How do I make a planned gift to FFI?
There are many ways you can make a gift that will cost you nothing today and help you make a tax-wise investment in both your future and the future of Friends Forever International. You can support FFI’s mission by:
Including FFI as a beneficiary in your will or trust.
Naming FFI as a beneficiary of an IRA, retirement plan, insurance policy, or bank account.
Creating a charitable trust or another life-income gift.
Taking the first step
Contact Steve Martineau, FFI’s Executive Director, to discuss your plans. Steve can be reached by phone at 603.397.5301 or email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
All gifts will be placed in our Endowment unless otherwise specified for capital or program expenditures.
Join FFI and support the young leaders that will change this world for the better!
Information for Estate Attorneys & Administrators
Our legal name is: Friends Forever, Inc.
Our address and contact information for estates and trusts is:
Friends Forever International
1 Morgan Way
Durham, NH 03824