A legacy isn't only what you leave to the world. When you add a charity or charities in your estate plan, you create something powerful, a legacy that tells future generations what causes mattered to you. Your action will inspire others to follow your example and make a difference in their own way.
Many individuals find that one of the most gratifying aspects of success is the ability to provide financial support to help transform charitable goals into meaningful actions. You have the ability to change the lives of countless Valley residents and organizations without affecting your current lifestyle. You can support the projects and people of the Valley and lend a hand to those providing everything from critical care to scholarships to unique cultural events.
Planned gifts can be made during your lifetime or included as part of your estate plan, and can include a range of assets such as cash, securities or property. One of the most important facets of planning is aligning your assets with your goals and aspirations. The manner in which you structure your plan can be as simple or complex as you like. Planned gifts provide a well thought-out and holistic strategy to achieve your goals and perpetuate your values.
Your gift can be made available for current use to address the needs of today or endowed in perpetuity to meet the changing needs of tomorrow. There are countless ways for you to make a difference. Contact your professional advisor or the Valley Community Foundation to learn how you can give back to the Valley.