Plan Your Gift
Creating a Legacy for the Future
If you want one year of prosperity, grow grain. If you want ten years of prosperity, grow trees. If you want one hundred years of prosperity, grow people.
– Chinese Proverb
Many donors have ensured that their generosity to Westchester Community College continues to help future generations by planning a legacy gift. Making a planned gift can be as simple as naming the Foundation in your will or as the beneficiary on a bank account, insurance policy and/or retirement plan after you have made provisions for your family.
Hartford Hall Society
The Hartford Hall Society honors individuals who have included the Westchester Community College Foundation in their estate plans. Planned gifts help to ensure that the college will have the resources to provide quality education for future generations. Membership in the Hartford Hall Society recognizes that your legacy gift affirms your values in an enduring way that will literally transform young lives.
Please Let Us Know
If you have already included Westchester Community College Foundation in your plans, please let us know now, so we can welcome you as a member of the Hartford Hall Society. You can call Ilene Lieberman at 914-606-6834. Or, you can complete the Confidential Notification of Gift Plans and mail it to the Foundation Office.
Remembering us in your will may be the largest gift you make in your lifetime. Bequests that have been made to the Foundation over the years total nearly $3 million, providing scholarships and support to sustain the quality of education we offer and develop innovative programs.
Making provisions for a gift is relatively simple and should be made with the advice and assistance of your attorney. Please ask your attorney to review the following wording and include it in your will or add a simple codicil:
I give and bequeath to Westchester Community College Foundation, Inc. (EIN 23-7050397), located in Valhalla, New York,
the sum of __________________ dollars ($ _______________)
OR _______ percent (_____ %) of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate
OR the following described property: __________________________________________________
for its unrestricted purposes to be held, used and expended at the discretion of the Westchester Community College Foundation.
Gifts of Accounts
- Ask your financial institution about setting up a TOD account. You will retain complete control of the account during your lifetime.
- To designate Westchester Community College Foundation as a beneficiary of your retirement plan, contact your financial institution or employer to find out how to add a beneficiary.
- If you have an insurance policy that you no longer need, you can donate the existing cash value to the Foundation right now. Ask your insurance company to provide you with the value, which may be considered a charitable gift.
For more information on Legacy gifts and the Hartford Hall Society, please contact:
Westchester Community College Foundation does not offer legal, financial or tax advice. When considering any gift plan, always consult with your financial and legal advisors.