Why leave a legacy?
How to make a planned gift to Committee for Green Foothills
There are several ways to make a contribution to Committee for Green Foothills after your lifetime. You can leave your legacy through a will, a living trust, an insurance policy, or an IRA or qualified retirement plan.
Through a will
Leaving a bequest in your will is a simple process.
Committee for Green Foothills can be named as the beneficiary of a set dollar amount, a percentage of your estate, or specific assets. Your estate is entitled to an estate tax deduction for the full value of the donation.
If you wish, you may name Committee for Green Foothills as a contingent beneficiary of assets designated for loved ones in the event they do not survive you.
Through a living trust
By including Committee for Green Foothills in your living trust you create the same powerful legacy as you would with a will. Living trusts are quickly gaining popularity as they can eliminate the need for a lengthy and expensive probate process.
Sample language for wills or living trusts
Whether you use a codicil (an addition to an existing will), or are having a will prepared for the first time, you can use these words to make a gift to Committee for Green Foothills:
"I give, devise and bequeath (choose one: ______ percent of my estate, _______ dollars, ______ percent of the residue of my estate, the residue of my estate) to the Green Foothills Foundation dba Committee for Green Foothills (Tax ID #94-6121854), a California nonprofit corporation, to be used in such a manner as the Board of Directors of the Committee for Green Foothills shall, in its discretion, determine."
However, if you have a specific purpose in mind, please contact us at 650-968-7243 so that we can assist you in planning a gift that meets both your interests and the goals of the Committee for Green Foothills.
Please contact us at 650-968-7243.
When you include Committee for Green Foothills in your estate plans, you will be welcomed as a member of the Green Foothills Legacy Society.
This group was formed to recognize the outstanding group of friends whose long-term support will help CGF continue to protect our local, natural spaces long into the future.
Members of the Society will special recognition as testimony of your commitment to the protection of our foothills, Coastside and other local open space for future generations. In addition, each year CGF honors members at the Legacy Society luncheon, in our newsletter and on our website.
If you have included CGF in your plans, we hope that you will let us know. We would appreciate the opportunity to express our gratitude, and to welcome you into the Legacy Society. Of course, if you wish to be anonymous, we will respect your wishes.
For more information about the Foothills Legacy Society, please contact us at 650-968-7243.