Leave A Legacy

Have you remembered Greensboro Urban Ministry in your will?

A planned gift will leave a lasting legacy for future generations. Bequests can be made in many forms.    A charitable bequest is one of the easiest and most flexible ways that you can make a lasting impact.

Benefits of a bequest

  • Receive an estate tax charitable deduction
  • Reduce the burden of taxes on your family
  • Leave a lasting legacy to an organization whose mission you support

You have options on what assets to include in your planned gift:

Gifts of Stocks and Bonds – Donating appreciated securities, including stocks or bonds, is an easy and tax-effective way for you to make a gift to our organization. more….

Gifts of Real Estate – Donating appreciated real estate, such as a home, vacation property, undeveloped land, farmland, ranch or commercial property can make a great gift to our organization. more… .

Gifts of Retirement Assets – Donating part or all of your unused retirement assets such as a gift from your IRA, 401(k), 403 (b), pension or other tax-deferred plan is an excellent way to make a gift to our organization.

Gifts of Insurance – A gift of your life insurance policy is an excellent way to make a gift to charity.  If you have a life insurance policy that has outlasted its original purpose, consider making a gift of your insurance policy.  For example, you may have purchased a policy to provide for minor children and now they are financially independent adults. more… .


    • Learn more about bequest language by clicking here.

      Margaret & Thornton Brooks Legacy Society

      If you choose to remember GUM in your plans, you will become a member of the Margaret & Thornton Brooks Legacy Society.

      When Margaret and Thornton Brooks remembered Greensboro Urban Ministry in their estate, they had a vision of helping future Greensboro generations by advancing GUM’s work to reduce homelessness and hunger.  Margaret and Thornton did not see themselves as crusaders to the cause, yet concerned residents responding to the needs of their community. They felt it was their responsibility to give back to a community that had given them so much through the years.

      In naming Greensboro Urban Ministry’s Legacy Society in honor of Margaret and Thornton Brooks, GUM recognizes not only their generous commitment to helping their neighbors in need but also their belief in Luke 12:48, “to whom much has been given – much is required.”

      We invite you to join The Margaret and Thornton Brooks Legacy Society.  Due to the variety of planned gifts available, wealth is not necessary, nor do you have to part with assets now. The only requirement is to have the desire to make the world a better place.  Including GUM in your will or estate plans is one of the most meaningful ways to invest in stable lives for neighbors in the next generation.

      Regardless of the method or the amount, we are deeply grateful for the investment in GUM’s financial well-being to ensure there will be help available for those in need for generations to come.

      To receive more information about the benefits of planned giving, please contact our Myron Wilkins, Executive Director 336.271.5959 or wilkins@guministry.org


      If you have already named Greensboro Urban Ministry in your will or trust, please let us know so that we may welcome you into the Legacy Society. Requests for anonymity will be honored.