CFGV Donors

Legacy CFGV Donors

Your legacy is shaped by the life you lead and the impact you have on your family, friends, and community. The legacy you choose to leave can have an important philanthropic component.

A Plan for the Future

Everyone needs a will, whether you’re 18 or 80, and there’s no better time than now to begin planning for the future. Creating a will is one of the kindest things you can do for yourself and your family. By putting your affairs in order, you can prevent stress and provide for the people and causes you love.

Keep Your Community Spirit Alive

Making a charitable contribution to the Community Foundation of the Gunnison Valley through your will can allow you to live forever and make a difference far into the future, while reducing or even eliminating estate taxes. Your will gives you peace of mind knowing that your loved ones are taken care of, your assets are distributed accurately, and that your charitable giving reflects your personal values. Selecting the right estate planning vehicle can avoid the stress and cost of interstate probate proceedings, and, if you choose, create a larger charitable gift than you may have ever thought possible.

Through a bequest, you demonstrate an enduring commitment to the Gunnison Valley and your gift will encourage others to think of bequests as an option for themselves. You can make a bequest to CFGV by creating a new will, adding a codicil to your existing will, or even naming the Foundation in your living trust. You can also designate CFGV as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy or a qualified retirement plan.

With a gift in your will or living trust, you can choose to give a percentage of your estate or a specific amount of cash, securities, or even property. We encourage you to review your proposed bequest language with your attorney and with the Foundation staff to ensure that your charitable intent can be fulfilled. Please contact us if we can be of help. We look forward to hearing from you.

Download examples of designating the Foundation as a beneficiary that you can share with your attorney.

Current CFGV Legacy Heroes

Anyone can be Here for Good – today, tomorrow, and forever.

We are grateful to these esteemed members of our community who are active legacy heroes.

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Sue & Fred Berry
Lenni & Bill Burke
Sandy & Roger Dorf
Maryo Gard Ewell
Christe & Tim Fretthold
Noelle & Richard Hagan
Anne B. Hausler
Dot & Roger Hemminghaus
Stephanie Juneau
Cora & Bill LaGrange
Pam & Pat Montgomery
Nancy Ruehle
Rose Zealand

We have gratefully received legacy gifts from these generous donors. Although they are missed in our Valley, their contributions will continue to benefit the community for generations to come.

Craig McManus

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