Give Beyond Your Lifetime – A Bequest in Your Will
Once you no longer need them, your resources can brighten your community’s future.
More and more, alumni and friends of ESCC are looking for ways to perpetuate their support for the college. A bequest is a simple and effective way to continue your contribution to ESCC beyond your lifetime.
Your bequest without restriction can underwrite the college’s most critical needs. Your bequest restricted to endowment will provide perpetual income for future needs of ESCC, some not yet even imagined. Your designated bequest will support whatever part of the life of the school is most meaningful to you. To help the ESCC Foundation prepare to manage your intended designation, please contact the Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A bequest gift to ESCC Foundation is easy to make with an attorney’s help. Bequest provisions can be written to suit your exact inclination, whether that is to give the school:
- a particular percentage of your estate’s value,
- a specific dollar amount, or
- a specific item of real property.
For sample bequest language for each type, please see below. Please show this language to your attorney, who can adapt it to suit your needs. Please direct all bequests, of whatever type, to “Eastern Shore Community College Foundation”. Your attorney can also draft a contingent bequest that takes effect only in the right circumstances.
Although you may hesitate to tell the Foundation about its place in your estate plans, it is important to do so, especially if you intend to designate your bequest for a particular purpose. Notifying the Foundation will help to ensure that your gift is used as you intend, and confirms that the gift’s designation makes the greatest contribution possible to increased educational achievement on the Shore. The school and its Foundation pledge to keep all such information secure and confidential, and to be good stewards of your gifts.
If you have already made provision for the school Foundation in your planning, please accept our thanks, and please inform the Foundation at email@example.com.
The Legacy Society
ESCC Foundation honors those who make bequests to the school with membership in the Legacy Society. Members of the Legacy Society have acted to ensure that an improved community and greater opportunity are part of their life legacy, through the work of ESCC. To join the Society, please contact Patty Kellam, Executive Director, at 757.789.1749 or firstname.lastname@example.org.