Legacy Giving: Rebuilding Lives and Ending Violence


“If you’re going to live, leave a legacy. Make a mark on the world that can’t be erased.” – Maya Angelou

What is Legacy Giving?

Legacy giving or planned giving is the transfer of assets to a nonprofit organization during a lifetime as part of an estate plan. It is a forward-thinking approach to giving because it involves the gifting of assists that are often not liquid, have tax consequences, and are generally transferred via a will or other written means. Planned gifts can come in the form of money, real estate, an investment or a percentage of an estate. An estate is simply a word used to describe any property, money or personal belongings that you may have at the time of
your death. These gifts can have the potential to supply Resilience with financial stability for years to come while honoring the legacy of the donor who made the contribution. 

Legacy giving ensures donors will be remembered for their generosity and commitment to ending domestic and sexual violence long after their passing.

What is the Resilience Legacy Society? 

The Resilience Legacy Society is comprised of generous individuals who have indicated they have made a permanent gift to Resilience in their will or trust. Together, they comprise a legacy of leadership for the future of Resilience. The members of our Legacy Society ensure that Resilience will be here for survivors for as long as we are needed. Some members have chosen to remain anonymous. Other members allow Resilience to list their names in printed materials, which encourages others to consider joining the society. Society members are invited to special gatherings and will receive updates throughout the year.  

As you consider your philanthropic legacy, we invite you to support survivors in our lakeshore communities.

We all must work together to end domestic and sexual violence in Ottawa and Allegan counties. You can provide long-term support for families that are seeking refuge from dangerous homes. Women, men, and children will be impacted by your giving. Please consider helping us rebuild lives and end violence in our community.

To learn more about Legacy Giving, contact:
Christina Scarpino
Development Director