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Five Ways to Leave a Lasting Legacy for Our Community

At the Community Foundation of Greater Huntsville, we are deeply invested in the quality of life in our region.  That’s why we understand the importance of leaving a legacy for our community not only for the near term, but also for future generations.

Whether you’re an individual, a family, or a business, here are five ways to leave a lasting legacy for our community:

  1. Support an Existing Community Foundation Fund.  The Community Foundation manages over 350 charitable funds that support a broad range of issues from education and healthcare to the arts and environment.  Find a fund that aligns with your values and your passions and join other donors in making a difference.  We can all do more together than any of us can do on our own. 
  2. Create Your Own Fund.  If you want to create a legacy in a new area, we would be happy to work with you to establish a new fund at the Community Foundation. 
  3. Leave a Bequest in Your Will.  A bequest in your will is a powerful way to ensure that your commitment to your community lives on after you are  gone. By including the Community Foundation in your estate plan, you can leave a lasting legacy that supports the causes you care about most. Whether you choose to leave a specific dollar amount, a percentage of your estate, or a particular asset, your generosity can have a meaningful impact for generations to come.
  4. Volunteer and Get Involved.  Leaving a legacy isn’t just about financial contributions – it’s also about the time and energy you invest in making a difference. By volunteering with local nonprofits, serving on community boards, or mentoring young people, you can contribute your skills and expertise to help build a stronger, more vibrant community. Your dedication and commitment will likely inspire others to get involved too.
  5. Empower Future Generations.  Finally, one of the most valuable legacies you can leave is to empower your children and grandchildren to be generous and to carry on your legacy of generosity for generations to come. 

At the Community Foundation of Greater Huntsville, we’re committed to helping individuals, families, and businesses – like you – create lasting legacies that make a difference in our community.  The best part is that your generosity plan can be as unique as you are.  Together, we can build a brighter future for generations to come. Together, we are here for good.