Planned giving is one way to leave a good legacy.
You can use your estate plan to make planned charitable gifts, according to the Nashua Telegraph in "Planning to give and leaving a lasting legacy."
Planned giving is simply about making provisions in your estate plan that a certain amount of money, or a percentage of your estate's assets, should be given to charity. It is popular not only with wealthy individuals, but also with people of more modest means who want to leave something behind for good causes.
There are several different ways that you can make charitable donations a significant part of your estate plan. Some are as simple as a few lines written into your Will, and others are both more complicated and more beneficial to both you and the charity(ies).
An experienced estate planning attorney can advise you on creating an estate plan that fits your unique circumstances and that may include planned charitable giving.
Reference: Nashua Telegraph (May 20, 2018) "Planning to give and leaving a lasting legacy."