Leave A Legacy
Leave A Legacy

Those who live in the greater Akron area – Summit, Portage and Medina counties – are generous and caring people.

Many volunteer regularly and give financially to the charitable or nonprofit organizations of their choice. But when they’re gone, their support is greatly missed.

By leaving a legacy of any size through a gift in your will, or a gift from your estate, you can continue to help organizations that are making an important difference in the quality of life in Summit, Portage and Medina counties.

WHAT IS LEAVE A LEGACY?

LEAVE A LEGACY® Summit, Portage, Medina (LAL-SPM) is an unprecedented regional collaborative effort to encourage people from all walks of life to make a planned gift to their favorite charitable or nonprofit organizations.

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FOR NONPROFITS: If you are like every other nonprofit organization in the country, you want to grow your programs, but you find that shortfalls in resources are keeping you from expanding. LEAVE A LEGACY® Summit Portage Medina (LAL-SPM) provides resources and networking opportunities so that you can implement a planned giving program to fund your organization well into the future.

FOR PROFESSIONAL ADVISORS: Because of the special skills and services of professional financial advisors, development officers often need an advisor's help to implement their donors' plans. Cultivating that relationship between advisors and developement officers is beneficial to both. In addition, donors in our community often visit our website to find experts who can help them leave their own legacy.

 

WHY LEAVE A LEGACY?

FOR OUR GENEROUS COMMUNITY: Many of our area's charitable or nonprofit organizations will struggle to survive in the coming years without an increase in planned giving. That's why many people who give generously to their favorite charitable organizations while they are alive are concerned that their contributions will be missed when they're gone. And rightly so. Information from our probate courts shows that only a small percentage of local wills leave any money to charity. People can continue to make a difference with a little planning.

WHERE DO I BEGIN?

Talk to your professional financial advisors and begin collecting information so you can determine the best approach for leaving your legacy. Making a bequest, or other testamentary gift, is actually quite simple. It can be as easy as including a bequest in your will, or changing the name of the beneficiary of a life insurance policy or an IRA. It is important that you consult a legal or tax advisor when making decisions to leave a charitable gift through a will or from your estate.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Training

June 13, 8:00 - 11:00 am
Cultivating Planned Gifts: Attracting, Engaging & Solidifying Donor Relationships
Sponsored by Huntington Bank

American Red Cross
501 W. Market St. Akron, OH 44303

Click here for more info and to register.

 

Member Meetings

LAL-SPM meets quarterly. Each meeting has a brief business meeting and then a guest speaker on a topic related to planned giving.

Meetings are free to members and guests, although registration is required so that we can plan accordingly. Click here to register for the next meeting.

  • May 16, 9:00 - 10:15 am
    Panel Discussion: Working with Allied Professionals to Close the Gift
    Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens
    (714 N Portage Path, Akron)
  • October 17, 9:00 - 10:15 am
    Works of Art and Collectibles

    Akron Community Foundation
    (345 West Cedar St, Akron)

 


 

Save the Dates

More details will follow about these special LAL-SPM events. Check back often.

  • September 19, 4:00 - 6:00 pm
    Voices of Giving Honor Awards
    Portage Country Club
    (240 N Portage Path, Akron)

 

 
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