Faith and Family: Priorities Have Always Been the Focus for Nancy Abboud
Nancy Abboud is an organized person. She isn't one to leave things to chance. Many years ago, when her family was young and her husband, David, traveled frequently, she worried about him and how it would impact her family if he were hurt or became sick. "Something bad could happen and where would we be?" Nancy thought. To alleviate some of her concerns, she made sure that the Omaha couple met with their attorney to set up an estate plan that was right for their family.
Providing for the couple's children was an obvious priority. Providing for Christ the King Church in Omahathe parish that she loves and has been a part of for most of her lifewas also essential. "My faith is very important to me for starters, but Christ the King Parish is a very special place."
David passed away in 2014 but Nancy continues to provide in her estate plan for the people and organizations that mean the most to her. "I believe that if you belong to something and you care about it, then you automatically are inclined to give," said Nancy. "Some people give of their time, some give of their talent and some give of their treasure. Some can do all of those things. If you have the means to plan ahead and help an organization or your Church or archdiocese, I would encourage you to prepare in your estate planning for that."
Your legacy tells your life story. It must be carefully cultivated through thought and planning and often starts with creating an estate plan. It can help clarify priorities and decide who and what is truly most important. Many people are called to include the Catholic Church in their estate plans as a lasting testament to their faith. The Archdiocese of Omaha created the Living Legacy Circle as a special way to recognize those who have made a provision in their estate plans for the archdiocese or a parish or school within the archdiocese.
A gift from your will or estate accomplishes several key benefits:
- It guarantees that your generosity to the Church will continue even after you are gone
- It provides needed assistance to the parish, school or ministries that are important to you
- It may provide tax benefits for you and your heirs
- Most importantly, it sends a strong message to your heirs that the Church played a prominent role in your life.
Learn more about how your legacy can make a difference here in the Archdiocese of Omaha by contacting: