October 2010: Planned Giving Tip of the Month

The Legacy Society

The inaugural acknowledgement luncheon of The Ruth Bancroft Garden Legacy Society was held in June 2010. After that luncheon, we were pleased to welcome three new members to the Society! Legacy Society members are those individuals who have made a special commitment to The Ruth Bancroft Garden in the form of a bequest or estate gift. A planned gift is one that is made to The Garden in your will or estate plan. It is not a current gift, and in some cases, there may even be financial benefits to you during your lifetime. Joining the Society is easy: once you’ve made a gift in your will or estate plan, simply notify The Garden office. You can learn more about Planned Giving on our website, and please know that we are always available to talk with you if you are interested in making a gift to The Garden. Finally, don’t miss a great article on Charitable Gift Annuities that will come out in The Garden Newsletter next month!

Mission Statement
The mission of the Ruth Bancroft Garden, Inc. is to preserve this exceptional example of garden design and to continue to develop its collection of water-conserving plants for the education and enjoyment of the public.
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