A lasting gift to fellow veterans

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In just 15 minutes, this veteran built a legacy of care for injured and ill veterans

William Butler is a proud life member of DAV and a Special Forces veteran who exudes a passion for life and his fellow comrades.

Butler has dedicated himself to giving back to DAV in every capacity that he can. In addition to his annual giving and his Charitable Gift Annuity, he recently named DAV as the beneficiary of his life insurance policy. Butler credits this very generous decision to one simple lesson he learned in the service: “The Special Forces Groups are taught to give back.”

And that’s just what he’s done by naming DAV as the beneficiary of his life insurance policy. In completing a simple “15-Minute Bequest,” Butler is ensuring DAV will continue to be there to help the next generation of veterans.

Naming DAV as beneficiary of your insurance policy or financial accounts is as easy as changing your beneficiary designation forms with your insurance company or financial institution by providing them with DAV’s legal name, address and tax ID number. You can designate DAV to receive the full value of the insurance policy or your financial accounts, or you can designate a percentage. Even what you think may be a small percentage can go a long way in helping veterans while still being able to take care of your loved ones.

Upon notification of Butler’s generous legacy gift, DAV immediately added him to the ranks alongside the rest of its legacy donors by making him a DAV Guardian Society member. The Guardian Society is DAV’s way of showing appreciation to the men and women who stand up to create a legacy of hope and compassion for the millions of veterans DAV serves. If you decide to name DAV as beneficiary of your insurance policy or financial account, or decide to name DAV in your will or trust, contact the organization so you can be honored, along with Butler.