Leave Your Legacy
How do you want to be remembered? What type of impact do you want to have on the causes that matter to you? How will you leave your mark on the community? As you make plans for the future, these are important questions to consider. And if you are like many others in our community, developing a planned gift may be part of your response. Planned giving offers you a way to make a gift to Bay Area Community Foundation during or after your lifetime. These gifts can help you meet your personal, philanthropic, financial, and estate planning goals.
Planned Giving Options
From simple to very complex, there is a planned giving solution for every situation. Here’s an overview of common options. We encourage you to have a conversation with your professional advisor to select the best option for your goals.
- A bequest is one of the easiest and most popular ways to give a planned gift to the community foundation. Simply work with your advisors to include language in your will or estate plan that specifies a gift to Bay Area Community Foundation.
- You may choose to designate a specific gift amount, a percentage of your estate, or make your gift contingent on specific future events.
- Since a bequest is received after your lifetime, this gift does not impact your financial situation or lifestyle today.
- Bequest gifts can substantially help reduce estate taxes.
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Diane Mahoney - President and CEO
I serve alongside the board of directors as a steward of the assets our donors have entrusted to us. I enjoy being able to connect people to the causes they care about most.