Build It Forward: Legacy Society of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Greensboro
No matter your stage in life, it is important to reflect on the legacy you want to leave your community and future generations. Your planned gift to Habitat Greensboro will continue the Habitat mission after your lifetime; it is your legacy to the children and families in our community.
If you have already made arrangements for a planned gift or do so in the future, please let us know. It is not necessary to specify a dollar value for these plans, but having some idea of the details allows us to plan for the future and is appreciated. We will also be hosting future social events for Build It Forward Legacy Society members and would like to include you.
Here are a few simple ideas to create your Build It Forward legacy gift:
- A bequest in your will or living trust leaving Habitat a percentage of an asset, including stock, or a specific dollar amount.
- A Charitable Gift Annuity, creating fixed income for your or a loved ones remaining lifetime.
- Beneficiary designation on a life insurance policy or a retirement account.
While it is not possible for Habitat for Humanity to provide tax or legal advice, we do have access to planned giving experts and we are happy to help you sort through your options in preparation for a visit to your professional advisors.
One of our first Build It Forward members, Gerard Davidson, reflects on why he has chosen to leave a legacy gift to Habitat:
“Philanthropy is about having a heart to change people’s lives and that happens when we become truly invested in that effort. My thoughts are best expressed by Monsignor Oscar Romero, Bishop of El Salvador-
‘We plant seeds that will one day grow. We water plants already planted, knowing that they hold future promise. We lay foundations that will need further development. We are prophets of a future not our own.’
I invite you to join me in planting future seeds of growth for Habitat Greensboro by becoming a member of the Build It Forward Legacy Society.”