PLANNED GIVING PROGRAM

Planned Giving

Make a Big Impact With a Future Gift

When you include Colorado Lions Foundation (CLF) in your estate plan, your generosity makes sure we can continue to bring volunteers together to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding. Thank you for ensuring that the CLF can provide an impact to our communities well into the future. Join the supporters and help ensure for the future of Lionism in Colorado.

Why A Planned Gift

A Planned Gift is one of the simplest ways to help the Colorado Lions Foundation. These thoughtful gifts ensure that the Foundation can continue its critical work in Lionism and help Lions into the future.

Benefits

  • You retain control of your assets during your lifetime
  • If your circumstances change, you can modify your bequest
  • You can designate your bequest to meet a specific mission goal or program
  • Tax deductions may be available for charitable bequests
  • Your gift will benefit the Colorado Lions Foundation today and into the future

Bequest Language

Planning for the future and creating the legacy you wish to leave is one of the most effective ways to ensure a lasting impact. Making a gift in your will or living trust, known as a bequest, can help your legacy endure.

Your gift may be a specific dollar amount, a percentage of your estate or the remainder after all other provisions are specified. Below is suggested language to take to your attorney for use in drafting your bequest.

Sample Language

Unrestricted Charitable Use and Purpose

For an unrestricted gift that allows Colorado Lions Foundation to determine how to use the funds based on the most pressing needs, use the following language for your will and/or trust:

"I give to Colorado Lions Foundation, a nonprofit corporation currently located at Colorado Lions Foundation, 1675 N Aurora Ct., Aurora, CO 80045, or its successor thereto, _________ [written amount or percentage of the estate or description of property] for its unrestricted charitable use and purpose."

To Designate Your Provision for a Particular Purpose:

"I give to Colorado Lions Foundation, a nonprofit corporation currently located at Colorado Lions Foundation, 1675 N Aurora Ct., Aurora, CO 80045, or its successor thereto, _________ [written amount or percentage of the estate]. This gift should be used for (state purpose) if and so long as Colorado Lions Foundation determines that the need exists. If Colorado Lions Foundation shall determine at the outset or at a later time that the need does not exist, or no longer exists or for some reason it is not possible (or prudent) to administer my gift as originally intended, then Colorado Lions Foundation may, in its sole and uncontrolled discretion, direct the use of my bequest for a purpose related as closely as possible to that stated above."

If you have named Colorado Lions Foundation in your will or trust, please let us know so we can ensure that your gift is used according to your wishes. Notifying us of your plans will enable us to plan for the use of your future gift. However, if you prefer to remain anonymous, we will keep your name and gift in strict confidence.

Please contact us at email CoLionsFoundation.org or Colorado Lions Foundation, PO Box 6305, Aurora, CO 80045 for more information.


NOTE: Information contained herein was accurate at the time of posting. The information on this website is not intended as legal or tax advice. For such advice, please consult an attorney or tax advisor.