Legacy Gifts

Have you thought about how you would like to have a lasting impact beyond your lifetime? 

There are many ways to include Beyond Shelter in your long-term philanthropic plans. Your generosity will ensure that we can continue to provide safety and shelter for the homeless, and support those at risk of becoming homeless. You will be remembered as a Guardian Angel for those less fortunate in the Frederick County community.

If you have included Beyond Shelter in your giving plans, please let us know. We want to acknowledge your generosity, express our gratitude, and make sure your wishes are fulfilled. 

Guardian Angel Society Logo

Please print, complete, and return the Guardian Angel Legacy Gift Form to:

Meg Kula
Director of Philanthropy
27 Degrange St.
Frederick, MD 21701

To learn more about how you will be recognized for your legacy gift, visit the Recognition and Gratitude page.


Bequests are a way to include Beyond Shelter in your will or estate plans. You can change your mind or modify your bequest at any time. Your gift can remain anonymous or you can make your gift in honor or memory of someone. Your gift will not be subject to estate tax and may provide tax savings for your heirs.

Sample Bequest Language:
I give Beyond Shelter, a charitable organization, (tax ID: 52-1449375), located at 27 Degrange St, Frederick, MD 21701, or its successor, the sum of (written amount of gift, percentage of the estate, or description of asset), to be used where the need is greatest.

Life Insurance

Consider making Beyond Shelter as the beneficiary of your life insurance policy. Your gift will avoid estate tax. This simply requires a change of beneficiary form from your insurer. As with a bequest, you can change your mind at any time.

Retirement Plan Distributions

Naming Beyond Shelter as a beneficiary of the balance of your retirement fund could be an excellent way to make a charitable gift. A gift is easy to set up using the plan’s designation form.

To learn more about Legacy Giving opportunities,

please contact Meg Kula, Director of Philanthropy at mkula@bsfred.org or call 301-631-2670, extension 117.

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