When it comes to planned giving it is possible to take care of your loved ones and your community. In other words, it does not have to be an either-or situation. Late last year, the Bartlesville Community Foundation worked with an individual and their financial advisors to establish an endowment that benefits a few special interests both today and long after they are gone while simultaneously providing an inheritance to surviving family members.
We can do the same for you.
Think about what matters to you. What are your special interests? Individuals and families who have partnered with the BCF have had a tremendous impact on youth and senior programs, education and the arts, sports and special needs, and the environment and recreation, just to name a few. You too can make sure the things that matter to you today have a secure future and allow tomorrow’s generations to benefit from the wonderful resources in our community.
By setting aside just 5-percent through an endowment with the BCF you will provide a permanent source of funding for local organizations and causes of interest to you. And in doing so, you will ensure Bartlesville continues to thrive and make a difference in the lives of others.
And by combining your resources with those of others who share your interests, you can maximize the impact of modest contributions. We also offer an option for donors to contribute over time to build a fund.
For the past 20 years, the BCF has been a well-respected, non-profit organization. We strive to be the premier organization that helps everyone, regardless of background or resources, succeed in their realizing their philanthropic goals. Flexibility, simplicity, lower overhead costs, and tax advantages are just a few reasons to consider the BCF. In short, we make it easy for donors.
Our ongoing series of articles about the Bartlesville Community Foundation explores the many ways you too can invest in the organizations and causes important to you. But if you are ready to explore those opportunities now, contact us at 918-337-2287.
Mike Wilt is executive director of the Bartlesville Community Foundation. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org 918-337-2287.