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Planned Giving

The Legacy Society is composed of individuals who have provided for the Fremont Area Community Foundation as part of their planned gifts. These are special people who are dedicated to a better future for their community for years to come.

There are many different ways to become a member of the Legacy Society. Simply inform the Foundation of the type of gift you have chosen to leave. This may include cash, securities, life insurance, IRA, memorials or other bequests. Gifts may offer tax advantages. We advise consultation with your financial advisor or attorney.

Becoming a member of the FACF Legacy Society has many advantages:

  • Flexibility - Through the Foundation you can serve several charitable interests in one place.
  • Involvement - Donors can choose the level of involvement according to their preferences.
  • Naming Rights - Funds can be named as desired: for an individual, a family, a purpose or an organization.
  • Experience - The Foundation’s Board of Directors and staff are experienced with philanthropy in the Fremont area.
  • Tax Savings - The Fremont Area Community Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization and qualifies as a public charity under federal tax law.
  • Permanence - The Foundation will continue to respond to community needs of the future as they evolve.

For more information about planned gifts through the Fremont Area Community Foundation, please contact Melissa Diers at 402-721-4252.

Philanthropy tips and trends

Many eyes are on the Charitable Act, which, if passed, would allow for deductible charitable contributions that exceed the standard deduction. The Charitable Act proposes to restore the pandemic-era “universal charitable deduction” and raise the cap from $300 for individuals ($600 for joint filers) to approximately $4,600 for individuals ($9,200 for joint filers).

Some advisors have been watching the regulations surrounding Type I and Type III supporting organizations. If you are dealing with these vehicles in your practice, be sure to stay up to date on the latest IRS regulations.

Finally, for your situational awareness as you advise clients who are pet owners, no amount of pet cuteness on Instagram will resolve the nationwide overcrowding at animal shelters. Dog and cat populations are up sharply from the pandemic due to owner-adopters returning to in-office work, inflationary costs for food and veterinary care, and owners seeking new forms of companionship. For a client who is passionate about this issue–or any issue–be sure to encourage your client to learn more about establishing a designated fund or field-of-interest fund at the community foundation to support highly targeted areas of relief, and, for those clients who are over 70½, serve as recipients of Qualified Charitable Distributions from IRAs.