Planned Giving: An Investment for the Future

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Community Cornerstone

One of the most effective and simplest ways you can ensure that all the things you care about, including Berkshire South Regional Community Center, last long after you have gone, is by leaving a bequest in your will. While often thought of as a “planned gift,” it is much more than that. It is a way for you to leave a lasting legacy and to help Berkshire South continue to meet the needs of the community long into the future.

Your gift will list you in the Community Cornerstone. This enthusiastic group of individuals has spelled out their intentions and wishes in their will. While perhaps you have often thought about leaving a gift for Berkshire South, thinking without action will not make it happen. It is important that you take the steps to ensure a lasting legacy to the organizations that you care about most. We ask you to consider including Berkshire South Regional Community Center on your list of those organizations you want to see continue its great work for generations to come. It’s quite an easy thing to do. Talk with your family, talk with your financial advisors, and then talk with us.

Please consider the benefits of supporting Berkshire South through your estate plans. These donations (often called planned gifts) can offer many advantages:

  • Reduce estate taxes
  • Provide a life income stream
  • Allow you to make a much larger gift than you thought possible
  • Receive a current income tax deduction
  • Reduce or avoid capital gains tax
  • Support the vital work of the Center

 

Thank you for your interest in leaving a legacy to help sustain the mission of Berkshire South: to ensure rural communities have deep and sustained opportunities to connect people to people, resources to need, while discovering the power of engaging people to work tirelessly toward a goal or common purpose.

Contact Lisa M. Marchi, Director of Development & Communications at lmarchi@berkshiresouth.org or by phone at 413.528.8414.