Remember LPC in Your Will or Trust
The simplest and most common way to include the Loon Preservation Committee in estate planning is by making a charitable provision in your will or trust.
This kind of charitable bequest can take several forms. It can be a designated dollar amount, or a percentage of the estate, or “the residual” – that is, the amount remaining in the estate after all other obligations and payments have been made.
If you are interested in leaving a gift to the Loon Preservation Committee in your will or trust, please make sure to speak with your attorney. We encourage you to provide your attorney with this sample language:
“I hereby give and bequeath __________________ (dollar amount, or percentage of my estate, or residual of my estate after other bequests) to the Loon Preservation Committee, 183 Lee’s Mill Road, PO Box 604, Moultonborough, New Hampshire, 03254, for its general purposes.”
Naming LPC the Beneficiary of Your IRA or Other Retirement Funds
Retirement funds in many ways are the perfect asset to leave to charity, because – unlike your heirs – charitable beneficiaries do not have to pay any income taxes for receiving those funds. And leaving IRAs and other retirement assets to charity is quick and easy: You simply need to notify the custodian of your retirement funds that you want all or part of a particular fund to pass to the designated charity or charities. Please consider naming LPC a full or partial beneficiary of one or more of your retirement funds.
Naming LPC the End Beneficiary of Your Donor-Advised Fund
More and more of our donors have created donor-advised funds (DAFs) to manage their charitable giving. But what are your long-term intentions for those funds? Donors have the ability to tell their DAF sponsor now where to distribute the assets in their donor-advised funds if funds remain after the end of their lives. Please consider including LPC as a beneficiary!
Naming LPC the Beneficiary of Your Insurance Policy
If you have a fully-paid life insurance policy and you and your family no longer need the benefit, please consider naming LPC the full or partial beneficiary.
To learn more about remembering LPC in your estate planning, please contact:
Director of Development and Membership