LEAVE A LEGACY
Legacy giving offers us a way to make a difference, far beyond the measure of one lifetime and is an important way for those who have lived in a community to provide for its future. By entrusting a gift to Early Connections, you ensure future generations safe, nurturing and quality early education.
Types of Planned Giving
Planned gifts may be designated to a specific program or general operating. If not designated, all legacy gifts go to Early Connections’ Foundation. Established in 1946 by our founding mother and benefactor, Alice Bemis Taylor, the foundation allows us to navigate the inevitable cycles of the economy and meet the future needs of our community’s children. The foundation is carefully managed by a separate Board of Trustees to ensure its continued growth and sustainability.
Ways in which you can apply personal resources towards improving the lives of children through planned giving include:
- Bequest in a Will or Living Trust
- Gifts of Life Insurance
- Charitable Gift Annuities
- Charitable Remainder Trusts
- Beneficiary Designation of Individual Retirement Accounts (IRA, 401K, 403B)
By leaving a legacy gift, you will automatically enrolled in the Alice Bemis Taylor (ABT) Society, which honors those individuals who have chosen to leave a lasting charitable legacy in our community by including Early Connections Learning Centers in their will, trust or estate plan. If not designated, all legacy gifts go to Early Connections’ Foundation, which provides a lasting income to Early Connections. If you’ve already included Early Connections in your will or Early Connections is a named beneficiary of a retirement account or insurance plan, we encourage you to let us know* so that we may honor you as a member of The ABT Society.
ABT Society members share a dedication to the future of our community’s children – but every act of giving is personal and unique. Contact us to discuss your preferences.
For questions, please contact Nicole Anthony Schiff at firstname.lastname@example.org or (719) 381-4803.
* Only a statement of intent to leave a gift to Early Connections is requested. No documentation of gift amount or type is necessary.