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  • Only 42% of adults have wills.
  • Only 15% of these listed a charitable gift in 1996, which means 82% of the nation's wealthiest left nothing to charity.
  • The portion donated to charity is dropping. In 1976, 21.8% was donated, but in 1992, only 6.3% was given to charity.
  • If only 20% of Americans left a charitable bequest, current donations would double.
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I have children and relatives. Shouldn't I leave my entire estate to them?

This is perhaps the number one cause for reluctance about making a bequest. The truth is that, depending on the current tax laws, leaving a gift of charity in your will may reduce the estate tax burden on your heirs significantly. You should consult with a financial advisor or attorney to learn how giving may actually benefit your family after you're gone.