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10 Have you thought about your legacy? How will I be remembered? Care Of Integer Have you ever asked yourself, “What have I done to help others?” or “How will I be remembered?” The answers to these questions are personal and vary from life experiences and circumstances. There are a lot of ways to make your mark on the world including leaving a planned gift, or a legacy, to your favorite charity. Non-profit charities like the Northwest Iowa Community College Foundation can truly benefit from charitable gifts, whether they are given during someone’s life or as a planned gift. Why leave a planned gift in your estate? • You receive a deep satisfaction knowing that you directly helped someone else. • It gives you the opportunity to make a lasting impression to an organization you care deeply about. • It enables you to have the final say on who gets your assets. Without a formal plan, your estate can be heavily taxed and your assets are dispersed in ways you may not have wished. • By giving assets to a charity, the charity receives most of the gift, since the gift wouldn’t be subject to estate taxes. Why leave NCC in your estate plans? • If you have a passion for education and would like to help students succeed, a gift to the Northwest Iowa Community College Foundation is a great way to directly benefit the educational opportunities of our students. • The College trains our skilled workforce! If you are passionate about the quality of the workforce in the area, a gift to the Northwest Iowa Community College is a great investment in insuring a high caliber of worker is being produced. • Perhaps you or someone you know can attribute personal success based on an experience with the College and you realize that you can help others in a similar way. • You can receive numerous financial benefits. Some of these benefits could be incurred while you are still living, while others are realized after you pass away. Things to consider: • Anyone can leave a gift. An estate simply means any money, property or personal belongings you own at the time of your death. This can include cash, farm land, life insurance policies and other assets. A gift of any size from your estate would be appreciated by a charitable organization. • Although you aren’t required to notify the charity that they have been included in your will, by doing so the charity has the opportunity to speak freely with you to make sure your gift will be handled in a way that meets your request. For more information on various ways to help the NCC Foundation contact Jan Snyder or Kristi Landis at 800-352-4907 to discuss options. tristique urna tristique,sem convallis.


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