Deerfield

  

Securing Deerfield’s Future

Local giving.  Lasting value.

You live here.
Deerfield is your home community.
No one cares about Deerfield as much as you and other residents here.

You have an opportunity to help your neighbors today, and make Deerfield’s future better.

The Deerfield Area Fund in the Lenawee Community Foundation has been established to provide for Deerfield’s future.  This endowment will last forever with the earnings utilized in Deerfield in the areas of civic, cultural, health, educational, or social services.  And, we will count on local residents to recommend grants that will best serve Deerfield.

Today and for the Future:

You can give back to your community today, through an annual gift, and in the future, through your will or estate plan.

Today:

Today, a gift to the Deerfield Area Fund will build a stronger community and qualify for a federal tax deduction if you itemize.  

The Future:

A lifetime or planned gift to the Deerfield Area Fund will help to secure the future of your community and a federal tax deduction if you itemize.  

If the Deerfield Area Fund is one of your choices, the Lenawee Community Foundation can accept a variety of gifts, such as appreciated assets, real estate, a life insurance policy, an IRA, or retirement account.  Or, you may wish to consider a gift from which you can receive life income.  You can also make a bequest through a codicil to your will or an amendment to your trust.  (Sample language is provided.)  You will want to consult with your professional advisor to find the option that will work best for you.

Your Legacy:

Whatever you do, or fail to do, you are leaving your legacy for future generations.  Please make your legacy For good For ever

Sample Language for Your Will or Trust:

As your professional advisor and you draft your estate plan or will, please remember the Deerfield Area Fund – no matter how large or small your bequest.  Following are some statements that can be used.

General or  Specific Bequest – “I give, devise and bequeath to the Lenawee Community Foundation the sum of $_______ (or _____ %) from my estate to be used for the Deerfield Area Fund.”

Remainder of Estate – “After all specified bequests have been made I give, devise and bequeath to the Lenawee Community Foundation all (or ___ %) of the remainder of my estate to be used for the Deerfield Area Fund.”

Contingent Bequest – “I give the residue of my estate to ___ family member.  If that person does not survive me, I give the residue of my estate to the Lenawee Community Foundation for the Deerfield Area Fund.”

Please let us know if you have included the Lenawee Community Foundation – Deerfield Area Fund in your estate plan or will.

Have Questions?  Contact Us for additional information or help!