Legacy Society

It isn’t just what you leave, it’s what you create.

The Community Foundation of Abilene is built on the visions and dreams of the people in the Abilene area. The Foundation’s Legacy Society recognizes people who are making gifts today that will provide significant benefits to our community in the future.  A gift can be as simple as including a bequest to the Community Foundation in your will.  You may leave a percentage of your estate, specify the dollar amount, or designate the Community Foundation as a contingent beneficiary.

However, planned giving encompasses much more than a simple bequest.  With the goals of providing for your loved ones, reducing taxes, and remembering worthy causes, there are a variety of techniques available—with mutual benefit to you and your favorite charitable organizations now and in the future.

When you include the Foundation in your estate plans or create a life income gift, you qualify to become a member of the Legacy Society and will be included in all Foundation activities. You may choose to have your name listed in our annual report as a Legacy Society member or remain anonymous.

If you’ve already named the Foundation as a beneficiary in your will, qualified retirement plan, life insurance policy, trusts or pooled life income funds, please contact the Foundation so we can appropriately recognize you and ensure that your wishes are met.

Ready to start planning your legacy? Contact Courtney Vletas, Development and Donor Services Director, at 325.676.3883 or cvletas@nullcfabilene.org.

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“We joined the CFA Legacy Society so that the causes and organizations we care about will benefit for years to come. We also like the flexibility of the Society.  We can make changes to our plan at any time.”  Mrs. Lale Estes, Donor Advisor and Legacy Society member.

Legacy Society Members