What is the Legacy Society?

Central Carolina Community Foundation created the Legacy Society to honor those who have made a lasting commitment to our community by including charitable gifts to the Foundation in their estates. Planned gifts to any fund at the Community Foundation qualify for the Legacy Society.

Make a lasting commitment to our community by including a charitable gift to the Foundation in your estate.

How it works:

  • Consult with your Professional Advisor regarding potential estate tax breaks.

  • You can include Central Carolina Community Foundation as the beneficiary of your will or trust.

  • Upon your passing, the Community Foundation will establish the fund in the name you have chosen — this can be your name, the name of your family or business, name that represents something to you or in honor of a person or organization.

  • You will choose one or more organizations that will: receive an annual grant from your fund to support the organization in perpetuity if you choose to endow the fund; or receive a one-time grant from your fund if you choose to leave the fund un-endowed.

A Legacy Fund may be a good fit for you if...

  • You no longer need your retirement plan or life insurance and want to designate Central Carolina Community Foundation or another nonprofit as a beneficiary.

  • You would like to preserve cash but want to ensure the causes you care about are supported in perpetuity.

  • You would like to make a difference in the community for future generations.

  • Your heirs are already provided for or you have no heirs.

Ways to Populate Your Fund