Join Others to Make an Impact
Invest in Mason County. By joining other generous donors in contributing to the Fund for Mason County, your gift of any size will go further, not only to help address current and future needs, but to take advantage of new opportunities, as well. Or if you’re interested in education, the arts, wellness, or another special aspect of the community, you can give to a fund associated with that area. If you prefer, you can also add to the endowment fund of an organization that is especially important to you.
Start a Fund of Your Own
If you want to achieve greater impact while streamlining your giving, our Donor Advised Funds offer maximum flexibility. However, there are many types of funds to choose from. Come in to talk with us and we’ll help you decide which is best for you.
Leave a Legacy
While 70% of people give to charity during their lifetime, only 10% leave a gift through their estate. The impact you’re making now can continue, long after you’re gone. When you leave a legacy, future generations will know what was important to you. If we all leave just 5% see what can happen.
For generations, families and their wealth were closely tied to their local communities. Today, the inheritance you leave might be scattered around the globe. If Mason County has been important to you, make part of your legacy a gift to help build its future.
If everyone leaves 5% (or more) of their estate to a Foundation fund, over $136 million will be invested in Mason County over the next 50 years! What can your gift support? Whatever is important to you!
You can give to existing funds to support the arts, education, the environment, health, or community development. If a specific organization has been important to you, such as your place of worship, your school, or your favorite nonprofit, you can add to or create a fund to support them. Perhaps there’s a place in our community that you’ve loved, like Sandcastles Children’s Museum, the Sable Points Lighthouses, or one of our beautiful bike trails…your gift can ensure that others get to enjoy it far into the future. If it’s too hard to choose, a gift to the Fund for Mason County, or creating a Fund for the Community in your own name, ensures that there are resources to put toward whatever will make an impact in the community of the future.
Leaving a legacy is not just for the wealthy. If you consider the value of your home, retirement and savings accounts, life insurance, etc., you may be surprised how quickly it adds up!
Start your fund
- Add up home, savings, life insurance, etc. and plan a gift
- Leave $20,000 (5% of a $400,000 estate)
After 25 years
- $29,000 granted into the community
- $26,000 balance in your fund
After 50 years
- $90,000 granted into the community
- $85,000 balance in your fund
Leaving a gift can be as simple as changing a retirement account or life insurance beneficiary designation. Or you can work with an attorney to update your will or trust. Ask us…we can help! You can help build up Mason County. Leave a gift to its future!