There are several ways to support Committee for Green Foothills well into the future. If you have a specific purpose in mind, please contact us so we can assist you in planning a gift that meets your interests. We encourage you to consult with a qualified tax advisor, CPA, financial planner, or investment manager.
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.
Our legal designation is Green Foothills Foundation, dba Committee for Green Foothills, Tax ID #: 94-6121854
Through a living trust
Living trusts are popular as they can eliminate the need for a lengthy and expensive probate process. Whether you use a codicil (an addition to an existing will), or are having a will prepared for the first time, you can use words like these 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 to fulfill the organization’s mission as the Board of Directors of the Committee for Green Foothills shall, in its discretion, determine.”
Using your IRA or qualified retirement plan
IRA’s and qualified retirement plans are particularly attractive planned gift vehicles because if these funds were left to an individual, they would be subject to estate tax and income tax after distribution, greatly reducing the value of the retirement asset to an individual recipient. Both taxes are usually avoided when these assets are left to a charitable organization. Committee for Green Foothills can be named as the beneficiary (primary, secondary, portion or percentage) of an IRA or other qualified retirement account.