Why Make a Planned Gift?
Including River Bend Food Bank in your estate plans ensures that your commitment to the work of ending hunger will continue for generations to come. Your generosity will help ensure valuable programs and services are available to people experiencing hunger while potentially receiving a tax benefit today.
Planned Gifts, Memorial/Honorary Gifts, and Endowment
River Bend Food Bank’s endowment ensures the critical work of ending hunger in our community continues for decades to come. Planned gifts, and gifts in memory or in honor of loved ones, will help build the Food Bank’s endowment to provide strength and stability for future growth.
Leave Your Legacy Today
Carrying on your legacy is important to us. If you are considering a gift to River Bend Food Bank through your estate plans, please let us know. Talking before your plans are finalized can ensure the Food Bank is able to carry out your wishes and will allow us to thank you for your generosity during your lifetime.
To request more information about planned giving, please contact Jenny Colvin by email or call us at (563) 345-6490.
Types of Planned Gifts
- A bequest is one of the easiest gifts to make. With the help of an attorney, you can include language in your will or trust specifying a gift be made to family, friends, or River Bend Food Bank as part of your estate plan, or you can make a bequest using a beneficiary designation form. We are happy to provide sample language to discuss with your attorney – please contact us.
- An IRA Rollover can help you meet your required minimum distribution (RMD) each year, reduce your taxable income, and help end hunger in our community. If you’re 70 1/2 or older, contact your IRA plan administrator to set up a transfer.
- A beneficiary designation gift is a simple way to support River Bend Food Bank. By including River Bend Food Bank as a beneficiary of a retirement or investment account or life insurance policy, you can make an impactful gift after your lifetime to further the Food Bank’s work to end hunger in our community.
Other gift options are available that can provide tax benefits while supporting the work of ending hunger. Contact your financial advisor or estate manager to determine the option that best meets your wishes.
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