Ananda India’s “Will & Estate Planning” Program is designed to welcome your support in its future outreach & expansion in the most meaningful way. Through this program you can become a part of Ananda India’s future Legacy of Light through one or more of the avenues listed below:
Bequests – Include Ananda in your Will
For most participants, perhaps the simplest and most satisfying way to provide for Ananda India’s future is to include Ananda India in your Will. Giving through a Will allows you to retain control of your assets for your life, while providing the satisfaction of knowing that Ananda India will eventually benefit from your generosity.
You can make Ananda India a beneficiary of one or more of several assets: cash, security deposits, stocks and shares, property, mutual funds and policies among other things.
Bequests through will can be unrestricted, allowing Ananda India to choose the avenue of service that would best benefit from the Gift, or they can be specifically dedicated by the donor to a particular mode of outreach (see Directed Giving).
Endowment Funds – Give in Perpetuity
An “Endowment Fund” is a Gift made by a donor with the request that the Principal Sum remain intact in an investment, with the generated income or interest being used to support Ananda India’s ongoing programs. This means that the Principal Gift is never touched, but continues to generate income in perpetuity.
Donors can choose to name their endowments: to honor a family member, or to create a permanent legacy. Endowment Funds can be unrestricted allowing Ananda to use the generated income in an avenue of its choice, or the donor can choose to specify the purpose of the fund (see Directed Giving).
Memorial Giving – Give in memory of a Loved One
Memorial Giving allows you create a Legacy in remembrance of a Loved One. In this way, the memory of your loved one will live on forever, as a reminder of goodness and service to a noble cause. You can also choose to specify that the gift be used in a particular way, especially if you feel one of our areas of outreach would have strongly appealed to your loved one (see Directed Giving).
Directed Giving – Give to your Heart’s Cause
You can choose what your gift – through a bequest, endowment fund, or memorial giving – is used for. Ananda India will honor the donor’s wishes and direct the funds accordingly to the chosen avenue. The donor can choose from a number of possibilities: Kriya Yoga and Meditation Outreach, Ananda Yoga Schools, Local Centers & Ananda Yoga Retreat, Education for Life, Music and Arts, Online Outreach, Ananda Monastery, support to Ananda Publications, and many more.
Our team will work with you to make you aware of the numerous ways you can provide a significant gift towards Ananda India’s Future, to choose one which is close to your heart, and to enable you to legally execute your wish. Your Gift may have associated tax-benefits, and our team will also work with you to ensure that you receive them.