How You Can Help > Legacy Society
“What the heart gives away is never gone. It is kept in the hearts of others.” – Robin St. James
The Legacy Society welcomes friends of The Community House interested in impacting future generations by providing long term support to The Community House. We offer a number of options for planned gifts:
Gifts by Will
A carefully prepared will is the best way to ensure that your loved ones are provided for after death, and that your preferred charities are supported as you intend. Once completed, it can be revised and updated as your wishes and circumstances change. A simple addition to a will — “I give, devise and bequeath the (sum/percentage of/residue of my estate) to The Community House for such purposes as its board of trustees shall determine” can provide long-term benefits for The Community House and reduce federal estate taxes.
Gifts of Life Insurance
A current life insurance policy can be changed or a new policy can be written to name The Community House as owner and beneficiary. A gift of life insurance can provide both a substantial charitable contribution and tax advantage.
Memorial and Tribute Gifts
More and more, it is customary for friends and family members to express their sympathy through memorial giving as a meaningful way to offer consolation on the loss of a friend or relative. At other times, marking a special occasion or an achievement by honoring a person, couple or family through a tribute gift may be appreciated more than a material gift. The amount of your gift is kept confidential, and the friend or family member is informed of your thoughtfulness through an acknowledgement letter from The Community House.