I believe that girls and women deserve an equal opportunity to participate in an educationally sound athletic program. The Women’s Sports Foundation provides the necessary resources for women and girls in sports to become better athletes and citizens. I support the Foundation because women leaders involved in sports will have a tremendous influence in making the sports experience a positive one for both men and women.” — Carol Gordon, former NAGWS President and Women’s Sports Foundation Member
A Gift to Ensure Our Future Also Helps You Now
By designating the Foundation as a beneficiary in your will, trust or estate plans or via a charitable remainder trust, you will be welcomed as a member of the Women’s Sports Foundation’s Championship Club. Championship Club members receive recognition in the Foundation’s Annual Report as well as other benefits.
Suppose you want to make a significant gift to our endowment, but don’t think you are in a financial position to do so. Estate planning is not only for the very rich. If you have possessions, you have an estate. The more modest one’s estate, the greater the need to arrange its careful handling and disposition. A good estate plan will provide you with peace of mind by allowing you to decide in advance the disposition of your possessions when you die and will ensure that your needs and the needs of your family are met. The tools of estate planning are written documents that precisely indicate your intentions, then provide the power to accomplish them.
Did you know that…
You can receive income for life in exchange for a gift?
Giving appreciated property, like stocks or real estate, costs less than giving the equivalent amount in cash?
Some assets can benefit you more if you give them away?
Some gifts cost nothing now, but leave a legacy later?
Some gifts allow you to pass more on to your heirs and save taxes?
The following are suggested planned giving options. If you have questions, or if your financial planner would like to speak to the Foundation’s planned giving consultants, please call Shari Levitz at 516.542.4700, ext. 132, or e-mail SLevitz@WomensSportsFoundation.org for more information.
Explore the value of charitable gifts that require a little thought, but pay off in big benefits to you, your family and the Women’s Sports Foundation. Knowing that there are hundreds of men and women in the position to give the gift of longevity, we ask you to evaluate your passions, and as you begin to make plans for the future, consider leaving a legacy for the future of girls in sports via a planned gift. Your gift will assist the Women’s Sports Foundation in continuing to provide opportunities for women and girls in sport. By including the Women’s Sports Foundation in your estate plan, you will ensure that the Foundation can continue to do advocacy work for women in sports. Additionally, your bequests will help guarantee that young girls of the future will have the opportunities and resources available to allow them to live active and healthy lives.
For Professional Advisors
The Foundation works with the donor’s financial advisor or provides expert assistance to establish a charitable gift annuity or other planned giving vehicle with significant tax benefits to the donor. The following planned giving experts have volunteered to offer their assistance to our donors and friends as they fit the appropriate planned giving vehicle to their individual profile. To be part of the legacy, please call Shari Levitz at 516.542.4700, ext. 132, or e-mail SLevitz@WomensSportsFoundation.org for more information.
Philip Beekman,Owl Hollow Enterprises Inc. (Fla.)
Douglas Brown,The Advisors Group of Chicago, LLC (Ill.)
Catherine Chen & Maryann Simpson, SRI Wealth Management Group (Calif.)
Deborah Copeland, CLU, ChFC, New York Life Insurance Company (Texas)
Renee Evangelista, Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP (R.I., Mass., Conn., N.Y.)
Donna H.Goldman, CFP, Smith Barney Citigroup (N.Y.)
Amy Jamrog, CLU, ChFC, Northwestern Mutual Financial Network (Mass.)
Cory Little, Private Banking & Investment Group,Merrill Lynch (Mass.)
Carol Meyer, Merrill Lynch The Meyer Group (Texas)
James E.Meyer, Partner, Greco Planning, Inc. (N.Y.)
Joan Norton, CMFC, RFC, LLC, Independent Financial Advisor (Mass.)
Sue Riley,Merrill Lynch (Calif.)
The Women’s Sports Foundation welcomes donations as a result of inclusion in wills or trusts. A planned gift offers many advantages including income and/or estate tax benefits, variable or fixed income for your life or the life of someone you care about, capital gains savings, as well as the satisfaction of making a future gift to help support girls and women in sport. By making a legacy gift, you will join other “champions of women’s sports” in our Championship Club. The Foundation would be happy to discuss with you and or your financial planner options on giving a gift to charity and/or address a reduction in estate taxes.