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What is a Community Foundation?
Outlive Your Life
What does it mean to outlive your life by leaving a legacy through planned giving?
Max Lucado, best-selling Christian Author recently published a book titled: Outlive Your Life: You Were Made to Make a Difference. The premise of the book is that we have a choice to do things that will make an impact that outlasts us. Life is a temporary assignment, but the effects of our lives are permanent.
One way to have impact after one is gone is to leave a financial gift through one’s Will that will benefit future generations to come. The Foundation offers an easy way to accomplish this by making a commitment through their Legacy Society.
Let’s say for example that you have a special place in your heart to help distressed animals. You’re supporting local SPCA’s with financial gifts and through volunteer work. But what happens when you pass? There doesn’t have to be a void in your support. There is a way to continue your passionate support after you are gone.
All you have to do is to make a provision in your Will or Trust, called a bequest, or establish a codicil which is basically a legal addendum. It will direct your intent moving forward.
Why does doing good in this way feel good to the donor?
As Gordon Gentry, Chairman of Towne Bank-Peninsula states: “I really believe one of the organizations that best serves the future of our hometown is the Peninsula Community Foundation.” So won’t you consider offering a gift to make a difference in the lives of generations to come?
Greg Lawson, PCF Board chair adds: “We want to give something back, doing it in the form of a planned gift through our estate that will help the Foundation continue their mission long after we’re gone”.
“We’re talking about building a great community asset, the earnings of which, will serve this community for years to come,” adds Gordon.
So there it is. Pay it forward if you will. Join the Peninsula Community Foundation Legacy Society and tell the world today how you will make it a better place long after you are gone.
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