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Pickett Story

Pickett Story

When R. A. and Margy Pickett were married, they dealt with plenty of paperwork associated with their new life together. One item they were sure to tend to was preparing a will together.

"It was important to us to lay out what goes where," Pickett says. "This will limit government interference in our personal wishes."

Since then, the Picketts joined the Santa Monica, Calif., Lodge and began donating to the Elks National Foundation. By including the ENF in their will, the Picketts' generous hearts led them to the ENF's John F. Malley Society, a recognition program for donors who've planned a gift to the ENF.

"We joined the Malley Society because we want to leave a legacy behind for future kids to enjoy a healthier America," Pickett explains. "We want veterans to remember that they are not forgotten."

As R. A. Pickett described, preparing your will now ensures that your personal wishes will be carried out after you are gone. Without a will, the state will decide how your assets are distributed.

When drafting your will, please consider including the Elks National Foundation. "Remember the reason you joined the Elks," Pickett suggests. "That should be sufficient enough reason to include the ENF in your estate plans."

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