Leave A Legacy


LEAVE A LEGACY® is a public awareness program sponsored by the National Committee on Planned Giving to benefit all types of charitable causes and organizations. The purpose is to inspire people like YOU to make a charitable gift. People from all walks of life can "make a difference in the lives that follow" by leaving a charitable gift.

In Northeast Indiana, LEAVE A LEGACY® is promoted by the Planned Giving Council of NE Indiana through WRITE A WILL week. This is a series of events to promote awareness about the need to have a Will and the importance of giving to charity. Through the generosity of Partner organizations and volunteer attorneys, donors can meet with a lawyer and have a simple Will prepared for FREE if a bequest to a charity is included in the Will.

During the 2014 LEAVE A LEGACY® WRITE A WILL events in northeast Indiana, 187 wills were created. These wills included charitable bequests to Churches and Non-Profit organizations. Of these bequests, 72% were made to local organizations and 28% to National organizations. For more information, contact one of the committee members listed below. Or click on these pages to learn more about Leave a Legacy in our area:


Leave A Legacy Committee Members


2015 Committee Members 

Margaret Sturm




Becky Weimerskirch




Rob Patrick




Leah Good




David Graney




Susan Berghoff

260.424.4908 ext. 256


Jesica Thorson

Melissa Shumaker









LEAVE A LEGACY® is a national effort to inspire people from all walks of life and all income levels to think beyond their lifespan when doing good works. Imagine how much good could be done if each one of us remembered a favorite charity or cause in our will or estate plan. The impact would be immeasurable!