Leave your Legacy with a Gift to Camp
By Whitney Strang
Gift planning offers you the chance to leave your legacy at Camp Ondessonk after your lifetime.
Here are a few ways you can make future gifts to Camp Ondessonk to align your charitable giving with your overall financial and estate plans:
- A bequest in your will – You can give a specified dollar amount, item or property, a percentage of your estate, or “what’s left” after providing for loved ones.
- Life insurance proceeds – You can name a charity to receive all or a portion of a life insurance policy that is no longer needed for its original purpose. A gift of this kind may provide income and estate tax benefits.
- Retirement plans – It’s easy to include a charitable organization as a beneficiary of your retirement plan (IRA, 401(k), etc.). These gifts can be made by updating the accounts beneficiary designation form.
- Living Trusts – If you use or plan to use a living trust to provide for loved ones, you can also include charitable gifts.
If you have already included Camp Ondessonk in your estate plans, please complete this Le Coeur Society Letter of Intent and be recognized as a member of the Le Coeur Society today.
Legacy gifts play a pivotal role in ensuring the enduring impact and sustainability of Camp Ondessonk. These gifts, often bestowed through wills, trusts, or other planned giving methods, transcend time by providing a lasting source of support that empowers the camp to continue its transformative work for future generations. Camp Ondessonk holds a special place in the hearts of countless individuals who have experienced its profound personal growth, camaraderie, and connection to nature. By including Camp Ondessonk in their legacy plans, donors create a legacy of their own, fostering opportunities for future campers to forge lasting memories, develop valuable life skills, and cultivate a deep appreciation for nature. These legacy gifts not only uphold the camp’s mission but also serve as a testament to the enduring spirit of philanthropy, allowing supporters to leave an indelible mark on an institution that has, for decades, played an instrumental role in shaping young lives.