WHAT IS THE FARM DIRECT COOP BEQUEST SOCIETY?
Over the years, many donors have provided a legacy of hope in their wills or estate plans for the continuation of our Farm Direct Coop into the future.
Unfortunately, we often don’t learn of a donor’s bequest by will until he or she has passed on. We’d like to thank and recognize you NOW for such lasting generosity and long-term commitment.
The FDC Bequest Society is our way of doing that. We also use it to say thank you for gifts through many other means, like Trusts, Charitable Gift Annuities, etc.
As a Member of the FDC Bequest Society, you will lead the way for others in keeping the future bright for all of us at the Farm Direct Coop.
HOW WILL MY BEQUEST HELP?
Your gift of caring through your will or estate plan will enhance, in perpetuity, the financial ability of the FDC to sustain itself.
Your will today will be a living memorial for organic sustainable foods on the North Shore.
We recommend unrestricted gifts to the Farm Direct Coop; however, you can direct where and how the gift will be used. Your gift may be for scholarships or whatever you choose.
WHAT WILL I RECEIVE AS A BEQUEST SOCIETY MEMBER?
We want to thank you for your leadership role in the FDC Bequest Society with:
v Annual Special Member Recognition Tea
v Our offer of personal assistance from Susan DameGreene, Planned Giving Volunteer
v Helpful information on estate and charitable gift planning
v A certificate of appreciation
v Other special recognitions from time to time
HOW DO I BECOME A MEMBER?
To become a Member of the FDC Bequest Society, pick up a form at your depot or email email@example.com to get a form sent to you.
WHAT IS THE WORDING I CAN USE FOR MY WILL?
The following wordings are offered as examples for you to take to your attorney:
1. For a percentage of your estate:
I hereby give to Farm Direct Coop (10-20-50%) of my estate.
2. For a specific dollar amount:
I hereby give to Farm Direct Coop the sum of ($5,000, $10,000, etc.).
3. For the residue of your estate:
I hereby give to Farm Direct Coop the residue of my estate.
Call Susan DameGreene, Planned Giving Volunteer
978-744-3180 or firstname.lastname@example.org