Writing a “Legacy Letter”

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Tuesdays, 9:30-11:00 a.m.  4-week course begins 10/6

This course is designed to introduce the concept of “legacy letters” and to encourage participants to craft their own legacy document. A legacy letter (also called an “ethical will”) is a written document that allows people to share their life lessons, express their values, and transmit their blessings to future generations. Writing a legacy letter is a rewarding experience that creates an enduring gift for children, grandchildren, and other loved ones. The course includes discussion, brief writing exercises, and a model structure to help participants complete a legacy document that can be shared with family and friends.

Jay Sherwin created the Life Reflections Project to educate people about legacy letters, ethical wills, and other legacy documents. He has practiced law, given away money for five different charitable foundations, worked as a philanthropy consultant, and served as a hospital chaplain.