Most of us spend August trying to squeeze in a few more summer activities. However, August is also “National Make A Will” month and is an incredible opportunity for you to support your favorite nonprofits.

When you remember the Community Foundation in your estate plan, you decide to support your charitable goals for years to come. Such a gift allows you to preserve your family name, honor loved ones, provide for heirs, minimize your tax burden, and, most importantly, make significant contributions to our community that may not have been possible during your lifetime.

By giving through the Community Foundation, you are collaborating with a knowledgeable partner. We are committed to listening, learning, and ensuring that all our work is community informed. We can advise you whether you know exactly how you want to give or aren’t sure what you want to support. We are experienced, knowledgeable grantmakers who know the community, its needs, and the organizations making an impact.

Gifts to the Community Foundation are generally endowed and leave a permanent legacy in the community. Planned gifts can establish new funds or strengthen existing ones and can support one or more of your favorite causes you care about most, forever.

The Community Foundation has honored this unique form of philanthropy by establishing the Legacy Society, which recognizes members for their foresight and commitment to the future of our community. Any individual or couple that names the Otsego Community Foundation as the beneficiary of any planned or deferred gift will be honored with membership. Your legacy gift reflects your values and commitment to providing for your community’s needs.

As always, your membership in the Legacy Society can be anonymous if that is your preference. 

To learn more about joining the Legacy Society, call our office at 989-731-0597, and speak with Dana Bensinger.