Leaving a Lasting Community Impact: Include A Bequest to LVCF in Your Will
Welcome to the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation’s guide on leaving a bequest or gift in your will. By considering a charitable contribution to our Community Foundation in your estate planning, you can make a significant and lasting impact on the causes and organizations you care about most. This webpage will provide you with all the information you need to understand the process and benefits of leaving a lasting legacy through a bequest or gift to the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation.
Charitable giving plays a crucial role in estate planning discussions, and while high-profile figures often make headlines for their legacy-making plans, it’s important for everyone to recognize their ability to leave a lasting impact on charitable causes they care about.
Understanding legacy charitable gifts, their mechanisms, and how to formalize them is essential. LVCF can help guide individuals through the process of defining legacy charitable gifts, aligning them with their intentions, and documenting them with legal and financial expertise, individuals can ensure their charitable wishes are fulfilled long before the actual gift is made.
It’s easy to do. Just contact Carrie Krug Nedick, LVCF’s Director of Donors Services: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Why Include Lehigh Valley Community Foundation in Your Will?
• Make a Difference | Your contribution can transform lives and create positive change within our community for generations to come.
• Local Impact | LVCF supports vital initiatives, programs, and nonprofit organizations, and how your gift can strengthen our community’s future.
• Leave a Legacy | Your inclusion of LVCF in your will can leave a lasting legacy aligned with your values and philanthropic goals.
Ways to Include LVCF in Your Will
Explore the option of designating a portion of your estate or a specific amount to Lehigh Valley Community Foundation, ensuring your support for our community’s needs.
Consider naming Lehigh Valley Community Foundation as a beneficiary in your life insurance policy, retirement account, or other financial assets to provide support effortlessly.
Trusts and Endowments
Learn about establishing a trust or endowment to provide ongoing support and impact through LVCF’s programs and initiatives.
How to Include LVCF in Your Will
Seek Professional Guidance
Consult with your attorney or financial advisor to ensure your wishes are accurately reflected in your will that includes LVCF.
Communicating Your Intentions
Inform LVCF of your intention to include us in your will, allowing us to express our gratitude and recognize your generous commitment.
Making a Lasting Impact
Join our Legacy Society and make deferred gifts through their will or other planned giving to give back through the Community Foundation.
Get in Touch
Find our contact information for any questions or to discuss your specific intentions of leaving a lasting impact.
Schedule a free, no-pressure Consultation
Learn how to request a personalized consultation with our team to discuss your philanthropic goals and explore how including LVCF in your will can create a meaningful legacy.
By including Lehigh Valley Community Foundation in your will, you have the power to create a lasting impact and support the causes you care about.
We are here to provide guidance, information, and support throughout the process. Thank you for considering LVCF as a beneficiary in your estate planning – together, we can build a brighter future for our community.
ASK CARRIE | If you would like more information on starting a fund at LVCF, our Family Legacy Fund, or our Impact Services can benefit you and the community. And she’ here to help with any questions about the MyFund Portal.