Leave a legacy with a planned gift to the New Canaan Community Foundation.  Make a difference now and in the future!

Grandfather reading with two kids.Legacy gifts are an ideal way to show your commitment to the New Canaan area and other causes you care about. By naming the Foundation in your estate plans, you ensure that your family’s name will forever be connected to your charitable passions.

Our Legacy Society recognizes individuals who will leave an indelible mark on our community through their generosity.  Too often, these thoughtful gifts go unrecognized because they come at the end of the donor’s life. We would like to acknowledge your contribution to the future – today!

Three generations of a family.Legacy gifts can establish a fund earmarked to meet the changing needs of the community or a fund designated to support a specific cause or charity. Either way, your philanthropic legacy is secure forever.

Why Choose Us?

When you invest in the future of our community and causes you care about, you want to work with someone who knows our neighborhoods. The professional staff at the Foundation is available for advice on the needs and activities of local nonprofits as well as regional and national organizations.

We offer valuable insight that helps your charitable giving achieve maximum impact, now and forever.

A bequest gift offers many benefits:

  • Simplicity
    Just a few sentences in your will or trust document are all that are needed.
  • Flexibility
    Because you are making the actual gift after your lifetime, you can change your mind at any time.
  • Versatility
    You can structure the bequest to leave a specific amount or leave a percentage of your estate to the Foundation. You can make an unrestricted gift or establish a permanent fund with your donation.
  • Tax Advantages
    If your estate is subject to estate taxes, the full value of your legacy gift is eligible for an estate tax charitable deduction.

How Do I Leave a Legacy?

Call us at (203) 966-0231 or email us at info@newcanaancf.org and we can help you shape your philanthropic legacy. 

Thank you to our Legacy Society

Marie Barry
Estate of Richard N. Cohen
Robert Thurton Corry
Elizabeth Erb
Bayard Dominic
Gordon Feary
Coleman & Mary Fisher     
     Charitable Trust
Prudence Montgomery
Mr. & Mrs. Elmer Q. Oliphant
Anne Sapienza
Mr. & Mrs. Loring Shepard
Martha Sweeters
Tom & Toddy Turrentine