The Legacy Society recognizes donors who plan to form, or add to, a permanent fund through executed planned giving vehicles such as a will or life insurance policy. In planning for the future, donors can be assured their legacy will be reflected according to their wishes. Naming the Community Foundation as the beneficiary can also provide substantial estate tax savings. If you have included the Community Foundation in your estate plans and would like to be included in our Legacy Society, please contact our office. Including a charitable bequest in your will is a simple way to make a lasting gift to your community. When you make this gift through your Community Foundation, we establish a special fund that benefits the community forever and becomes your personal legacy of giving.
Creating Your Legacy…
Jane Wiley has been a friend of the Community Foundation for over two decades. She’s thankful that she had the opportunity to experience at an early age the
impact that endowment could have on herself and her family. Jane’s Grandmother left a beautiful handwritten letter explaining to Jane that a fund had been established that would provide her with a monthly amount that Jane could always count on. “That was very powerful for me, and it meant so much to know I could count on it for myself and my family. Now I want to provide the same thing for the community that I love.”
Jane’s knowledge and experience with meaningful projects being funded and how they aligned with her philanthropic interests helped her make the decision to become a member of the Legacy Society and include the Community Foundation in her estate plans. “The Community Foundation is incredibly flexible for me. Life is uncertain and things change. The Community Foundation keeps pace with those changes and will be able to address those community opportunities as they arise on my behalf, well into the future.” – Jane Wiley