Leaving A Legacy For Better
Leaving a gift in your Will is a wonderful way to leave an ongoing legacy in your name after you’ve gone.
Even leaving just 1% of your estate to ending hunger can make a difference and will fund projects that support women’s empowerment, ending the forced marriage of girls and running schools and health clinics that save lives.
What a beautiful expression of a life well lived, and well shared.
A Better World for Veronica
Veronica, aged 72 from Ghana, has witnessed the progress in her village since The Hunger Project, in collaboration with the Adonkwanta community, embarked on improving living conditions in 2009. This community reached Self-Reliance in 2022.
“We now have a bank, a health clinic, and recently, we even got internet access. In the past, making ends meet was sometimes a challenge for me. However, through agricultural training, the yield from my land has increased. I learned to plant my corn more efficiently and started practicing organic farming.”
Veronica and her husband, Simon, currently live in a relatively small house. However, they are constructing a new and larger one. “This is possible because I now earn more and save more. Financial management training has certainly helped with that.”
“Our new house will have more space for our children and grandchildren, allowing them to move in with us. That would be nice for me and my husband – after all, we are getting older.”
“For the young people in the village, I hope their situation and prospects continue to improve, with opportunities for a good education and better income.”
Our Promise to you
Our promise to you is that your legacy will help create a world without hunger, now and for future generations.
Working together, we can make the world better, fairer and more equitable for every person; no matter where they were born or their gender.
We promise to:
- Listen to what your needs are
- Take the time to understand how you want your legacy to be nurtured
- Always treat you, and your family or loved ones, with respect
- Engage in honest and transparent communication
- Use your gift wisely and not take your commitment lightly
Learn more about how to leave a gift in your Will
What is the best way to leave a gift?
This is entirely your decision, and we are grateful for whichever way you chose to leave a gift to us. However, an untied bequest gives us the greatest flexibility to seize opportunities and make an impact.
How will my gift be used?
Your gift will be directed towards helping close to 12 million people around the world lift themselves out of hunger and poverty, supporting programs from maternal health, nutrition, climate change adaptation, water, education and empowerment.
My gift is modest – will it count?
Absolutely – any size gift, even just 1%, can make an incredible impact towards creating a world without hunger.
Is my gift tax deductible?
Gifts in Will are generally not tax deductible. However, certain types of capital gains tax assets, like shares or property, may be distributed tax effectively due to our deductible gift recipient (DGR) status.
Should I let you know I’ve left The Hunger Project a gift in my Will?
Again, this is a completely personal choice, and you may be more comfortable remaining an anonymous donor which we respect. Letting us know of your plans to leave a gift in your Will opens the door to a deeper relationship with us, with the option of being brought closer to our work.
I would like to support a specific Hunger Project program; can I do this?
You can. If there is a specific program or area you would like to direct your gift to, please contact Melissa Kumar, Philanthropy Manager, for a conversation about these projects.
Can my friends or family be informed of the impact of my gift?
We welcome and encourage this, so that your loved ones can take pride in your legacy.