Authored by Heather Sherwin, Vice President for Advancement What I wouldn’t give to be able to hug the donors who leave bequests to nonprofits in their estate plans. Throughout my... Read More
Continue Your Legacy
There are a variety of options for continuing your charitable giving beyond your lifetime.
With the addition of a provision in your will or trust, you can use a planned gift to establish or grow your fund at the Foundation, creating a source of support for the causes you care about.
Consider including charitable giving in your will or estate plan if you:
Don't have heirs or your heirs are already provided for
Want to pass on your values or simply make a difference in the community for future generations
Need to preserve cash but want to ensure causes you care about are supported over the long term
No longer need your retirement plan or life insurance and want to designate the Community Foundation or another nonprofit as the beneficiary
What is the Legacy Society?
We created the Legacy Society to honor those who have made a lasting commitment to our community by including charitable gifts to the Foundation in their estates. Planned gifts to any fund at the Community Foundation qualify for the Legacy Society.
If you would like to become a member of the Legacy Society, we would be delighted to meet you. If your estate plan has been completed, simply notify us of your plans to leave a gift to the Community Foundation.
Will University is an interactive workshop that addresses the importance of having a will. Instructed by an estate planning attorney and a financial advisor, session participations learn about preparing a will, common mistakes in setting up a will, and how to find a professional that can help. Contact us if you are interested in bringing Will University to your organization or group.