Here are two points we’d like you to consider:
This is You do not have to be wealthy to make a charitable bequest
that will have a noticeable impact.
almost anyone can do.
A relatively modest bequest from a middle-income estate —
the $25,000 minimum gift that creates a named endowment
here at the Hampton Roads Community Foundation —
will grow, under good stewardship,
into a veritable small
fortune within a few decades. At the same time this fund will
annually generate ever-increasing payments to the good cause
or organization that is your fund’s beneficiary.
With an endowed When you endow a charitable fund with a gift from your will
charitable fund, your
or retirement account,
you’re starting something permanent.
impact on the community
Endowment is forever. What does that mean, practically speaking?
will never end.
Some of the world’s oldest charitable endowments are in
England. Today, they continue to fund good works more than
500 years after their creation. That’s what you’re buying with your
gift: years, decades, generations, centuries of doing good in whatever
name you choose for your fund.
Like the 750 or so other community foundations in America,
the Hampton Roads Community Foundation is a permanent
institution. We are dedicated to making life in our region
The Hampton Roads Community Foundation offers our donors uncommonly good
financial stewardship. Please visit our website to see the latest investment information.
In addition to using your will to fund a charitable bequest your options include a
revocable trust, living trust or other estate planning vehicles.
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