The Value of a Family Legacy
This year, 2012, Livingston will celebrate 65 years of service to our community. In recognition of this milestone, the Livingston Legacy Society was established as a way to support home healthcare and hospice. I was invited to consider including Livingston in my family's estate plans and I hope that you are doing so too.
What I'd like to touch on, though, is a different kind of legacy gift. It's not one that you leave in your will. Rather, it is what you, by virtue of your support of Livingston are passing down to your children and grandchildren as far as values and the importance of giving back to the community. It is the legacy of giving and that legacy has an important impact that will have a lasting effect on the future of Livingston. Your charitable gifts from the past and present have made it possible for all people within our community to have access to home healthcare regardless of their ability to pay. Your gifts are what have made Livingston survive and grow over that past 65 years. The legacy of giving that you are leaving your children and grandchildren is what will allow Livingston to continue its mission for the next 65 years and beyond.
Jane Donlon is a nurse and the great granddaughter of Dr. William R. Livingston. Her family has joined with other Livingston supporters to form the Livingston Legacy Society. For more information on Legacy giving, please contact Marc Wilde, CFRE, (805)642-0239 x603 or firstname.lastname@example.org.