It’s Officially Leave a Legacy Week in Charlotte
October 17th through October 23rd, 2010 is “Leave a Legacy Week” in Charlotte, NC – a proclamation made official by Mayor Anthony Foxx. Over 75 percent of the U.S. population contributes to a charitable organization during their lifetime. However, only 8 percent will leave a charitable legacy in their will or estate plan.
I hope this week’s events will raise awareness to planned giving for any and all charities. Planned giving is a vital component for charity success that often goes overlooked. The mayor’s proclamation coupled with the upcoming events is a great opportunity to educate the public and nonprofits to the importance of a charitable legacy.
Other events include:
Charlotte Estate Planning Council – Speaker, Jerry McCoy, JD, “Charitable and Estate Planning in a Confused World”