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The Legacy Society recognizes those who have informed CFES that they have included a gift to the Foundation in their will or through some other deferred giving plan. For more information about those options, please review our planned giving options here.


Through their planned gifts, members contribute to the growth of the Foundation’s permanent endowments and by their example, encourage others to do the same. ​Legacy Society members are recognized as valued partners in promoting philanthropy on the Lower Eastern Shore and enjoy all benefits extended to current donors by the Foundation.


We often find it easy to support our charitable goals during our lifetime, contributing to organizations  we care about, or volunteering our time and talents. For many, there is an opportunity we may be missing out on – a planned gift through our will or other deferred giving plan.


The Community Foundation is a valuable partner in planning your long-term charitable goals. Our team can help to simplify the process and work alongside you and your professional advisors to create the impact you envision while examining all tax implications. From supporting your favorite nonprofit, to creating a gift to benefit the entire region, it can all be done at the Community Foundation. We can provide a framework that is easy to update if your plans should change over time without having to update your will. (Please note that certain irrevocable gifts cannot be modified – your professional advisor can provide additional guidance).

To learn more about membership, contact Veronique Diriker  or complete and return the Membership Form.

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