What Is Planned Giving?

A planned gift is any major gift, made during your lifetime or after death, as part of a your overall financial and estate planning. Planned giving, often referred to as charitable gift planning or legacy giving, enables you as a philanthropic individual to support nonprofits with larger charitable gifts than you could make from ordinary income.

You Can Make A legacy Gift

ImpactAll Contributions Have Impact

You don’t have to have extraordinary wealth to make a planned charitable gift. Even a small contribution can have a large impact over time.

You Have OptionsYou Have Options

You don’t have to choose between leaving a gift to your family OR charity. You can do both!

It's Easy!It’s Easy! We Can Help

A simple designation to Akron Community Foundation can bring incredible support to the charities you love.


There Are Several Ways To Give

Some planned gifts provide you with life-long income, while others use estate and tax planning to provide for your charities and heirs in ways that maximize the charitable gift and/or minimize its impact on your estate. Learn more about ways you can give.

Ways to Give to Planned Giving

Whether personal property, appreciated securities/stock, real estate, life insurance, a retirement plan, family artwork, etc., are used, the benefits of funding a planned gift can make planned charitable giving a very attractive and viable option for both you as the donor and the charities you care about.


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  1. Ways to Give
  2. How We Can Help
  3. Planned Giving FAQs
Margaret Medzie
Margaret Medzie Vice President and Chief Development Officer
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