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Planned Giving

The overall importance of donating to an organization like the Women’s Sports Foundation is to keep alive its purpose of supporting girls’ and women’s chances for sporting opportunities. To put it all into perspective, you have to say, “If we don’t do it, no one will.” — Ann Eickman, runner, mother of two swimmers

Morgan Pressel hits a tee shot during the final round of the LPGA State Farm Classic at Panther Creek Country Club on June 12, 2011 in Springfield, Illinois. (Photo by: Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Morgan Pressel hits a tee shot during the final round of the LPGA State Farm Classic at Panther Creek Country Club on June 12, 2011 in Springfield, Illinois. (Photo by: Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

A current gift to the Women’s Sports Foundation’s mission is always welcome, but if you’d rather keep an asset for now, considers making a “deferred” gift.

A deferred gift means that you donate an asset today to receive immediate income benefits and tax advantages.  The Women’s Sports Foundation will receive the remaining value of your gift later, often after your lifetime.  For example, you could give us stocks, other parts of a portfolio or even a property or residence while continuing to live there for life.

As we face the challenges of the future, we know that the generosity of those who assist the Women’s Sports Foundation will make all the difference in our success.  That is why we seek your support.  We also want to make sure that you benefit from making a gift to us.  Through creative gift planning you can secure your own financial future, as well as ours. Knowing that there are hundreds of men and women in the position to give the gift of longevity, we ask you to evaluate your passions and, as you begin to make plans for the future, consider leaving a legacy for the future of girls in sports via a planned gift. Your gift will assist the Women’s Sports Foundation in continuing to provide opportunities for women and girls in sport.

By including the Women’s Sports Foundation in your estate plan, you will ensure that the Foundation can continue to do advocacy work for women in sports.  Additionally, your bequests will help guarantee that young girls of the future will have the opportunities and resources available to allow them to live active and healthy lives.

To be part of the legacy, please call Shari Levitz, Director, Development Operations, at 516.542.4700, ext. 132, or e-mail Planned Giving for more information.

 

Championship Club

By designating the Foundation as a beneficiary in your will, trust or estate plans or via a charitable remainder trust, you will be welcomed as a member of the Women’s Sports Foundation’s Championship Club. Championship Club members receive recognition in the Foundation’s Annual Report as well as other benefits.

Suppose you want to make a significant gift to our endowment, but don’t think you are in a financial position to do so. Estate planning is not only for the very rich. If you have possessions, you have an estate. The more modest one’s estate, the greater the need to arrange its careful handling and disposition. A good estate plan will provide you with peace of mind by allowing you to decide in advance the disposition of your possessions when you die and will ensure that your needs and the needs of your family are met. The tools of estate planning are written documents that precisely indicate your intentions, then provide the power to accomplish them.

Did you know that…

  • You can receive income for life in exchange for a gift?
  • Giving appreciated property, like stocks or real estate, costs less than giving the equivalent amount in cash?
  • Some assets can benefit you more if you give them away?
  • Some gifts cost nothing now, but leave a legacy later?
  • Some gifts allow you to pass more on to your heirs and save taxes?

Explore the value of charitable gifts that require a little thought, but pay off in big benefits to you, your family and the Women’s Sports Foundation. Knowing that there are hundreds of men and women in the position to give the gift of longevity, we ask you to evaluate your passions, and as you begin to make plans for the future, consider leaving a legacy for the future of girls in sports via a planned gift. Your gift will assist the Women’s Sports Foundation in continuing to provide opportunities for women and girls in sport. By including the Women’s Sports Foundation in your estate plan, you will ensure that the Foundation can continue to do advocacy work for women in sports. Additionally, your bequests will help guarantee that young girls of the future will have the opportunities and resources available to allow them to live active and healthy lives.

The Women’s Sports Foundation welcomes donations as a result of inclusion in wills or trusts. A planned gift offers many advantages including income and/or estate tax benefits, variable or fixed income for your life or the life of someone you care about, capital gains savings, as well as the satisfaction of making a future gift to help support girls and women in sport. By making a legacy gift, you will join other “champions of women’s sports” in our Championship Club. The Foundation would be happy to discuss with you and or your financial planner options on giving a gift to charity and/or address a reduction in estate taxes.

For More Information

Shari Levitz
Director, Development Operations
Women’s Sports Foundation
Eisenhower Park
1899 Hempstead Turnpike, Suite 400
East Meadow, NY 11554
p 516.542.4700, ext. 132
f 516.542.4716
E-mail: SLevitz@WomensSportsFoundation.org