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Planned Giving

Begin a legacy of women’s empowerment

We are honored that many donors who have supported us in their lifetime have also chosen to remember us in their estate planning. 

By remembering Fresh Start in your will, trust or estate plans, you can have a lasting impact on a cause you are passionate about and fulfill your long-term financial goals. A planned gift can be changed at any time, and if you wish, you may make your plans anonymously. 

To recognize the commitment of our legacy donors, Fresh Start is proud to launch the Legacy Society. The Legacy Society is a group of devoted supporters who embrace the mission of Fresh Start and are passionate about supporting women on their path to self-sufficiency.  

Including Fresh Start in your estate planning provides you with the greatest opportunity to make a significant impact over an extended period of time. It’s a way to create a wonderful legacy that gives back to women and families in your community for years to come. 

To support our mission of providing access and resources to women, please contact your professional advisor to discuss how you can leave a legacy of women’s empowerment.


If you have questions, would like additional information, or to notify us that you have included Fresh Start in your planned giving, please contact us at:
Susan Brow, Director of Development, at [email protected] or (602) 261-7140.

*The information on this website is not intended as legal or tax advice. For such advice, please consult an attorney or tax advisor.


A bequest is a transfer of cash, securities or other property through a will or a living trust. A bequest to Fresh Start can be made of a specific dollar amount, a specific asset, a percentage of your estate or even all or a portion of what is left after you have made specific bequests to your family and others. As a thank you for being a dedicated supporter of Fresh Start, FreeWill is delighted to help you create your legal will. It’s 100% free to you, and most people finish in 20 minutes or less.

An outright gift to Fresh Start from your estate, whatever the amount, is entirely free from federal estate taxes. This means Fresh Start is able to use the full amount of the bequest; if it were left to an individual, a significant amount may be subject to federal estate taxes. If you’ve left a gift to Fresh Start in your estate plan, you can use this tool to let us know!

Non-probate assets

Do you have an IRA, 401(k), life-insurance policy, or additional assets not included in your will? If so, these are called non-probate assets, and you must plan your beneficiaries for them separately. Use this online tool to make your plans and designate Fresh Start as a primary or secondary beneficiary of one or more of these assets.