Whidbey Community Foundation to Co-Host Webinar on Legacy Giving Strategies  

Whidbey Community Foundation is excited to co-host a webinar on June 1 from 11am-12pm on strategies for giving to local nonprofits beyond writing a check.

Participating nonprofits include Friends of Friends Medical Support Fund, Good Cheer Food Bank, Organic Farm School, Readiness to Learn, South Whidbey Schools Foundation, Whidbey Institute, Whidbey Island Center for the Arts, and Whidbey Island Nourishes

If you are passionate about the work of South Whidbey nonprofits, and you are curious about how to donate to your favorite charities beyond writing a check, this hour-long webinar will introduce people to some of the basics in planned giving, including beneficiary designations, IRA qualified charitable distributions, and bequests through wills and trusts. 

“Including a charitable gift in a beneficiary designation, trust or will is a simple way to support important causes while not affecting current financial security. If more Whidbey Island residents include charitable instructions in their estate plans, the landscape of social causes in our community will be positively transformed forever,” stated Whidbey Community Foundation Executive Director, Jessie Gunn.  

We invite you to come learn more and ask questions as we introduce these concepts and ways to start thinking about leaving a legacy on Whidbey Island. 

“We have already received a lot of interest from nonprofits across the island, and donors. And we hope to offer more educational opportunities like this in the future,” Jessie noted.  

Attendance is open to the public. Please register in advance by visiting WCF’s website or going directly to the registration page here: https://bit.ly/whidbeylegacy 

There will be no gift solicitations during this webinar. This is an educational opportunity to learn more about gift planning strategies. We are not CPAs or attorneys giving advice; for questions about your specific financial and estate planning, we recommend reaching out to your professional advisor.  

For more information, please email info@whidbeyfoundation.org, or call 360-660-5041.