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Free will drafting services available through Northwood

August 1, 2023

Northwood University is announcing a new partnership with FreeWill that will allow members of the public to draft free estate plans.

“It is estimated 70% of adults in the United States do not have a will,” stated Murray Kyte, vice president of advancement for Northwood University. “Experts believe it’s because most people consider estate planning to be complex, intimidating and expensive – but it’s not, particularly when working with FreeWill.”

In addition to creating estate plans that are 100% legal and specifically tailored to an individual’s jurisdiction, FreeWill makes charitable giving especially easy. To date, people who have used the platform have committed more than $7.8 billion to nonprofit organizations.

“We hope people will consider supporting Northwood University in their estate plan, but it is not required,” Kyte stated. “However, for those who want to advance the values of Northwood University — freedom, respect, empathy, spirituality, honesty, achievement, integrity and responsibility — FreeWill offers many avenues of support.”

Users can contribute to a brighter future for students by giving in the different ways below:

Donor-Advised Funds

Appreciated Securities

IRA Rollover



“Considering August is National Make a Will month, there’s no better time to create a legal will so you can approach the future with peace of mind by having a plan that communicates your wishes, provides for your loved ones, and sustains the causes you believe in,” Kyte said. “We’ve partnered with FreeWill to make it easier than ever to start your will and make your most important plan for the future.”

To create your will today, visit

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