The Bridge Builder Society is a community of givers who are making a family for every child a part of their lasting legacy. By planning for your future, you can also ensure that foster and adoptive families will be available to care for hurting children even after you're gone.
When you join the Bridge Builder Society, you are answering God's call to defend the powerless. With just a little planning, a legacy commitment is an investment in empowering foster families with the training, resources and tools needed to care for a child who has suffered abuse and neglect.
All we have comes from the Lord, and as we plan to give generously with an end-of-life gift, we honor Him with the gifts and resources he has provided.
For many, a gift in your will or trust or a beneficiary designation will be the largest financial gift you are ever able to make. You’ll be impacting future generations!
Certain gift options have tax benefits that allow you to give more to your family and to kingdom work.
If you are looking to leave a gift to Child Bridge in your will, you can do so by adding as little as one sentence in your will to complete your gift.See sample language
Naming Child Bridge as a beneficiary is a simple and powerful way to support the life changing work of our organization without updating your will. Contact your plan administrator or financial institution for a change of beneficiary form.
On the beneficiary form, decide what percentage (up to 100%) you would like to donate to this work.
You can leave a legacy by naming Child Bridge as a Payable-on-Death (POD) or Transfer-on-Death (TOD) beneficiary for any percentage up to 100%. Contact your financial institution for a change of beneficiary form. The beneficiary you name has no rights to the funds until after your lifetime. You are free to use the money in the account, change the beneficiary, or close the account as you wish.
You can name Child Bridge as a beneficiary of your life insurance policy by submitting an updated beneficiary designation form with the policy holder. You can designate Child Bridge as a primary beneficiary for any percentage up to 100%.
If you have any questions regarding legacy giving and the variety of options available, we'd love to begin a conversation!
If you have any questions regarding legacy giving and the variety of options available, please reach out to our team!
“God broke our hearts for children who suffer abuse and neglect. When we learned that there are not enough families to care for these children in their time of greatest need… well it just really wrecked us. We’ve been monthly and annual supporters of Child Bridge since the organization began. We’re honored to be a small part of transformation in young lives and the families who step up to care for them. But the work must go on. We’re excited to know that through our legacy gift we can continue to find and equip foster and adoptive families for hurting children long after we’re gone.”
Legal Name: Child Bridge, Inc.
Tax ID: 27-3382066
Address: P.O. Box 310, Bigfork, MT 59911
An old man going a lone highway,
Came, at the evening cold and gray,
To a chasm vast and deep and wide.
Through which was flowing a sullen tide
The old man crossed in the twilight dim,
The sullen stream had no fear for him;
But he turned when safe on the other side
And built a bridge to span the tide.
“Old man,” said a fellow pilgrim near,
“You are wasting your strength with building here;
Your journey will end with the ending day,
You never again will pass this way;
You’ve crossed the chasm, deep and wide,
Why build this bridge at evening tide?”
The builder lifted his old gray head;
“Good friend, in the path I have come,” he said,
“There followed after me to-day
A youth whose feet must pass this way.
This chasm that has been as naught to me
To that fair-haired youth may a pitfall be;
He, too, must cross in the twilight dim;
Good friend, I am building this bridge for him!”
I [name], of [city, state, zip], bequeath the sum of $[ ] or [ ] percent of my estate to Child Bridge, Inc., a nonprofit organization with a business address of PO Box 310, Bigfork, MT 59911 and a tax identification number of 27-3382066 for its unrestricted use and purpose.