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.
“What does living in this community mean to you? It means a lot to me. This is where I got my first job out of law school, where I met my wife, Ann, got married, and raised our four children. This is where Ann and I have been able to engage in challenging and interesting work, make life-long friendships, enjoy biking, skiing, hunting and golfing, and become enriched by the visual and performing arts.
This community we call home didn’t just happen. People who came before us realized the importance of giving back, of reinvesting in our community to help it prosper, give its people opportunity, and preserve our area’s beauty. Participating in the Legacy Society is one way we can give back and ensure that this community provides enjoyment and enrichment for generations to come.”
Mark J. Bradley
Ruder Ware Law Firm