Naming the Community Foundation of Harrisonburg & Rockingham County in your will or trust now benefits our community in the future.

  • Your assets remain in your control during your lifetime.
  • No one knows what the greatest needs will be tomorrow, next year or 20 years from now. Your gift can address those future needs, or you can specify a program or nonprofit organization to benefit from your gift.

 Three simple steps to include TCFHR in your wills & trusts:

  1. Include a bequest to The Community Foundation of Harrisonburg & Rockingham County in your wills & trusts.
  2. Make your bequest unrestricted or direct it to a specific purpose.
  3. Indicate a specific amount or a percentage of the balance remaining in your estate or trust.

Specific or General Bequest

With a specific or general bequest, you designate The Community Foundation of Harrisonburg & Rockingham County to receive a specific dollar amount or specific property in your wills & trusts.

“I give (specific property or $ ________ ) to The Community Foundation of Harrisonburg & Rockingham County .”

Residuary Bequest

A residuary bequest is used to give The Community Foundation of Harrisonburg & Rockingham County all or a portion or your property, after all debts, taxes, expenses and all other bequests have been paid.

“I give (all or ____ %) of the (residue of my estate or remaining trust assets) to The Community Foundation of Harrisonburg & Rockingham County.”

Restricted Bequest

In your will or trust you may prefer to restrict your bequest for a specific purpose. For example, if you wish to memorialize a family member or special friend, you can establish a legacy fund that will provide support for a program in which you were particularly interested. Specific instructions on the use of funds are usually in a fund agreement between the donor and The Community Foundation of Harrisonburg & Rockingham County.

“I give (describe gift) to The Community Foundation of Harrisonburg & Rockingham County, to be administered by the Foundation according to the most current instructions on file with the Foundation regarding my charitable wishes.”

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