Planned Giving

Help Shape Our Future!

I knew Habitat would cherish and steward a legacy gift as much as instant cash. I wanted to make a larger financial difference that I knew I couldn't do with a traditional gift.
— Doris Stipech, former Habitat Metro Denver Board member and long-time Habitat supporter

Contact Us
Kate Bentley
Director of Leadership Giving
720-382-1720
kbentley@habitatmetrodenver.org.

When you make a planned gift to Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver in your estate or long-term financial plans, you help ensure that we'll be here—committed to decent and affordable homeownership—for many years to come.

Create Your Free Will Online

Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver has teamed up with FreeWill to help you get started planning for your future.

  1. It’s easy to get started with this free and secure online tool. FreeWill is a safe and secure way to write a legal will in 20 minutes or less—for free! For a simple estate, print your legal will to be signed and witnessed. If you have a more complex estate, the same tool will help you document your wishes to finalize with an attorney.
  2. Another way to build homes and hope with Habitat is to create a legacy gift in your will. Simply specify within the amount or percentage of your estate you wish to leave to Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver—your gift will support decent and affordable homeownership for years to come!
  3. Rest assured knowing that your plans are in order and your loved ones are taken care of.

Get Started with FreeWill Today

 


Work with an Attorney on Your Will

If you’d prefer to work directly with an attorney to draft your will and you choose to leave Habitat Metro Denver a legacy gift, we suggest the following language:

Sample Bequest Language

I hereby give, devise, and bequeath to Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver (Federal Tax ID# 74-2050021)—a charitable organization duly existing under the laws of Colorado and located in Denver, Colorado—_% of the remainder of my estate [or $_, if specific amount] to be used in the areas of greatest need as the board of directors may determine.

 

Once you have made your legacy gift, please let us know. We would like the opportunity to thank you personally.

To formally join our Legacy Builders Society, please complete this form (to the extent you feel comfortable).

Become a Legacy Builder Society Member

 

A Legacy for Generations

Libby Kirkpatrick first got involved with Habitat Metro Denver around 2005, when she volunteered with a couple friends at Habitat’s ReStore. Soon, her son Taylor was volunteering on construction sites, and he joined Habitat’s Board of Directors in 2008.

"We love Habitat’s ‘hand up’ philosophy which is why its mission was so appealing to my mom and our whole family," Taylor shares.

Libby’s investment in Habitat’s mission continued throughout her life, and, sadly, culminated with a transformational donation at the time of her passing through a bequest in her will. "We are proud and honored as a family that we are leaving, in quiet ways, a lasting legacy on the communities where we live and work through philanthropic support of organizations we love."

Read More of Libby & Taylor’s Story