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You’re Transforming the World — One Leader at a Time

Ways to Maximize Your Leadership Impact Through JMLF

Perhaps you’ve never considered your legacy … what you will leave behind when you leave this world for the next.

Your family and assets make up a part of that legacy — as does your ministry through JMLF.

Because you share our passion for growing leaders who transform the world around them … we warmly invite you to consider making JMLF an ongoing part of your legacy by giving:

Have questions or want more information?

Contact Doug Carter at 678-225-3310 or doug.carter@iequip.org

Wills and Bequests

Make Your Legacy a Never-Ending Story

A bequest is written in a will or trust and directs a gift to be made to a qualified, tax-exempt charity — like JMLF — when you pass away.

Whether it’s a gift of cash, real estate, or the residual of your estate, a bequest allows JMLF to use your assets to continue mobilizing leaders to transform their world while also benefitting your family and loved ones.


  • Receive an estate tax charitable deduction
  • Reduce the burden of taxes on your family
  • Allows you to retain assets during life
  • Flexible and can be modified at any time
  • Be part of growing and multiplying leaders who will change the world!

How It Works

You can make a bequest to JMLF in several ways …

  1. Include a bequest to JMLF in your will or revocable trust
  2. Designate JMLF as a full, partial, or contingent beneficiary of your retirement account
  3. Name JMLF as a beneficiary of your life insurance policy

Of course, in order to make your bequest, you should speak with your estate planning attorney. They can help you include language in your will or trust that specifies a bequest be made to JMLF as well as to loved ones.

The sample language below may be of help to you and your attorney in deciding what type of gift to create.

Sample Bequest Language

    I give to John Maxwell Leadership Foundation, a non-profit corporation (tax identification #82-1614152, located at 2050 Sugarloaf Circle, Duluth, GA 30097: ________ percent (%) of my residuary estate.
    I give to John Maxwell Leadership Foundation, a non-profit corporation (tax identification #82-1614152), located at 2050 Sugarloaf Circle, Duluth, GA 30097: the sum of ($).
    If any of the above named beneficiaries should predecease me, or in the case of failure or lapse of any legacy, I give his/her share to John Maxwell Leadership Foundation, a non-profit corporation located at 2050 Sugarloaf Circle, Duluth, GA 30097.
    I give to John Maxwell Leadership Foundation, a non-profit corporation (tax identification #82-1614152), located at 2050 Sugarloaf Circle, Duluth, GA 30097: the following described property {describe property such as: My house located at (provide address) and legally described as (provide legal description) or my land (provide description)}.

IRA Charitable Rollover

Big Giving to Transformation Comes with Big Tax Savings!

If you’re 70-1/2 or older, you can give a rollover gift of up to $100,000 from your IRA and not add a penny to taxable income. Plus, your gift will count toward your required minimum distributions.


  • Avoid taxes on transfers up to $100K
  • Not subject to the deduction limits on charitable gifts
  • Further the world-transforming mission of JMLF


How It Works

  1. Contact your IRA plan administrator to make a gift from your IRA to JMLF.
  2. Your IRA funds will be directly transferred to our organization to help continue transforming the world by transforming one leader at a time.
  3. Please Note: IRA charitable rollover gifts don’t qualify for a charitable deduction — but they allow you to avoid taxes you would have otherwise needed to pay.

Appreciated Assets and Stock

Raise Up Strong Leaders — and Save on Taxes, Too!

When you donate appreciated assets you have held for a year or more, such as real estate or stocks, you receive a charitable giving deduction for the fair market value of the asset and normally avoid capital gains tax, too.


  • Minimize your tax liability
  • Receive a charitable income tax deduction
  • Wisely benefit your heirs
  • Influence leaders who will transform the world!


How It Works


Example: Stock purchased at $2,000 —
Valued today at $20,000 — Gain: $18,000



Donate stock through JMLF = $20,000 for charity
No capital gains tax on charitable donation of stock


Sell stock and donate proceeds = $17,300 for charity
$20,000 – $2,700 in capital gains tax*


You also are eligible to receive a charitable giving tax deduction for the full value of the appreciated stock!

*If stock is held for more than one year and donor is in the 15% capital gains tax bracket