Ready to Leave Your Legacy in the Communities You Love?

By including the Community Foundation in your will or estate plan, you become a member of a very special group of caring people – our Legacy Society.

There are a range of charitable giving options available through the Community Foundation.

Each can provide lasting benefits to the region’s residents long after your lifetime… forever, in fact! Your gift can be unrestricted or used to benefit a specific organization or community need.

You choose the issues you care most about. Healthy activities for children. Advocacy for cleaner air and water. Better health care access. Affordable higher education. Safer spaces. More inclusive communities.

Creating Your Giving Plan Your Way

Our experienced staff is here to help you decide how best to put your giving plan into action. And the same assets you can use to create an immediate fund can be used to create a future one.

You can add your legacy gift to an existing fund, set up a new fund, specify a purpose, or leave it unrestricted to allow the Community Foundation to place your gift where the community need is greatest.

After your lifetime, we put your gifts to work through grants to local organizations that are effectively tackling the issues that are important to you.

With the Community Foundation, you can expect:

Consult a Professional Advisor

We recommend you consult with your professional advisor to determine which of your assets are best given to charity and which are best given to heirs; as well as which fund type best meets your personal financial needs.

Read more about Gifts We Accept and Types of Funds.

For more details on planned giving through the Community Foundation and to read several inspirational stories from our Legacy Society members, click below:

Philanthropic Guide

Additional Philanthropic Guide documents:

Provide us with information on your Planned Gift Intentions
Meet Your Legacy Planning Partner
Legacy Society member Nelly Murstein’s Story

Estate and Tax Planning Council of Eastern Connecticut, a planned giving partner of the Community Foundation, is pleased to offer a three-part series (one hour each) as a public service to the community. Click below to view these on-demand video talks given by local professional advisors in our area.