Legacy gifts are some of the most celebrated gifts. And they contribute millions of dollars to our region every year.

We begin by laying a strong financial groundwork for your fund. Then, as the money grows, we’ll invest it back into the causes you care about, ensuring your generosity lives on for generations.

We’re here to talk when you’re…

  • Writing a will
  • Planning for, or starting, retirement
  • Deciding how to allocate an inheritance or windfall
  • Wanting to cultivate family philanthropy

We can help by…

  • Collaborating with your financial advisor, attorney, or CPA
  • Introducing you to different charitable vehicles
  • Advising you about tax advantages
  • Drafting a fund agreement

Make a plan for

Family Philanthropy

Cultivate a heritage of giving. Take the time to evaluate your priorities as a family—and act on them through philanthropy.

Wills and Trusts

Give to your favorite causes by way of a bequest in your will or living trust. You can set up an endowment in your family’s name, create a scholarship, or give to an existing fund.

Retirement Accounts

Name FCFP as a beneficiary of your IRA, retirement fund, or other financial account—and receive income (and estate) tax breaks while giving back to the community.

Gift Annuities

Start a charitable gift annuity to provide a fixed lifetime income—and to reap the tax benefits. This vehicle offers an immediate income tax deduction, and the payouts are partially tax free.

Life Insurance

Turn your life insurance policy into a charitable gift by making FCFP the owner or beneficiary. We can help you use it to benefit the community and maximize your tax deductions.

Charitable Lead Trusts and Remainder Trusts

These vehicles can provide temporary income to the foundation, or guaranteed lifetime income for your family, along with substantial tax benefits.

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I’m Jason, an expert in planned giving. Let’s meet!

Jason McCahan, Director of Major & Planned Gifts

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Be honored for your legacy

You’ll be in good company in the Legacy Society, honoring those who name the foundation in their planned giving.