Planned Giving familyAt some point in our lives we all start thinking about our legacy. What are we leaving behind?

When you remember Second Harvest Foodbank in your estate plans you leave behind:

  • Hope to the single mother who has to skip meals so her kids can eat
  • Relief to the father who has to work three jobs just to make ends meet
  • Possibility to the child who would otherwise struggle in school because there isn’t enough food at home
  • Dignity to the senior who no longer has to choose between paying for their medicine or buying food

Beyond the help you will provide to thousands of people, you will also impact the financial security of your family. A planned gift can help fulfill your personal financial goals while providing Second Harvest Foodbank with important, long-term support. Now that’s a legacy!

The gifts listed below make a lasting impact to end hunger. All donations are tax-deductible in accordance with IRS regulations. Our EIN # is: 39-1490691. Descriptions of each gift type can be found in our Gift Acceptance Policy.

  • Bequests/Wills
  • Publicly Traded Securities/Stocks
  • Retirement Plan and IRA Beneficiary Designations
  • Life Insurance Beneficiary Designations
  • Charitable Remainder Trusts
  • Charitable Lead Trusts
  • Closely Held and Restricted Securities, upon review and in limited circumstances
  • Real Estate, and Tangible Personal Property

The easiest way to leave a legacy is through a will or revocable trust. Legacy gifts are easily arranged through a lawyer or notary public. If you don’t wish to rewrite your will, a lawyer can prepare an attachment to your will.

Following is suggested language for a will:

"I hereby give to Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin, located at 2802 Dairy Drive, Madison, WI 53718, [cash amount, percentage of net estate or description of property] to be used for its general purposes."

For more information and to let us know when you make Second Harvest Foodbank part of your estate plan, contact Chris Ziemba at 608-216-7244.