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End of year opportunities for generosity

Carol Foote Headshot July 2018Development Director Carol FooteEnd-of-year gift giving is a common tradition, and for those thinking about making a meaningful impact on our local community through charitable giving, know that strategy and generosity can go hand-in-hand. When you support LifePath, you help another person continue to live in the community, surrounded by the comfort of home.

Maybe you are already a donor but have been thinking about doing more. Consider becoming a recurring donor and start giving monthly or quarterly to LifePath.

One feel-good strategy and act of generosity is a tribute gift. This thoughtful gesture can take many forms. Maybe you know a LifePath volunteer or staff member who has made a difference to you or someone you care about. Giving a gift to LifePath in someone’s name is a great way to show that you are grateful for their service. Or perhaps a loved one has received care or service that has enhanced their life - you may offer a gift honoring their experience. Whichever path you choose, your tribute will nourish the one you are honoring. What better way than to support LifePath in enhancing the lives of others?

A win-win strategy we’ve learned is the ability for those age 70½ and older to give a qualified charitable distribution (QCD) directly to charities from their IRA resulting in possible tax advantages, depending on one’s situation. Visit www.irs.gov and www.fidelitycharitable.org for further information on this topic.

Perhaps you’re simply grateful to have LifePath available for when you or a loved one may need our programs or services. Supporting our organization now secures its future for when you may seek our offerings.

However you choose to couple your own strategy and generosity, we will be grateful for it. Thank you for thinking of LifePath as you make your charitable giving choices.