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Legacy Society


CCAF Legacy Society consists of a unique group of philanthropists who will leave an enduring legacy by acting not for today, but tomorrow. They are individuals who include a gift for Community College of Aurora Foundation (CCAF) for the benefit of the Community College of Aurora (CCA) in their estate plans. Anyone who submits documentation of his/her estate gift qualifies for membership, no matter what size the gift.

 CCAF Legacy Society members are recognized in many ways, including:

 a) Legacy Society lapel pin

b) Listing your name in the Foundation’s annual report, if you wish

c) Recognition at public events

d) Other benefits of membership as determined by the amount of your gift

 Steps to Membership:

 Once you decide to make an estate gift to Community College of Aurora Foundation, inclusion as a Legacy Society member takes just three simple steps:

 Document Your Gift. With the help of your professional advisors, include a gift to the Community College of Aurora Foundation – through a bequest, life insurance, individual retirement account (IRA) or other retirement plan, or living trust – in your estate plan. A gift of any size qualifies you for membership.

 Submit your Gift Plan Information Form. Complete the CCAF Legacy Society Membership Form (also available online) and return it to the Foundation office. We will keep the details of your gift confidential, and you are welcome to decline public recognition.

 Copy the Foundation. Send the Foundation’s Executive Director a copy of your will, trust agreement or insurance policy. If you prefer, you may copy just the relevant part of your will or trust agreement or the cover and beneficiary pages of your insurance policy. If you and your spouse both seek membership and have separate wills, please submit copies of both documents. This applies also to trust agreements and insurance policies. If you have any questions about what may be required, please do not hesitate to contact the Foundation, or have your advisor contact the Foundation.

 Bequest Language

The following language may aid you and your attorney in preparing your bequest to CCAF for the benefit of CCA. Please note that the following sample language is intended only as a general guide for those preparing wills or trusts. All bequests to CCA should be designated with the CCA Foundation as the beneficiary. The CCA Foundation is recognized as the official organization to receive and administer gifts and bequests on behalf of CCA.

 I give, devise and bequest to the Community College of Aurora Foundation, a non-profit corporation organized in accordance with the laws of the State of Colorado for the purpose of supporting Community College of Aurora, an educational institution, located in Aurora, Colorado,

 a) the sum of $___________;

b) the following described property _________________________;

c) (____% of) the rest, residue and remainder of my estate.

 The property comprising this gift may, for investment purposes, be merged with any of the general investment assets of the CCA Foundation, but the gift shall be entered in the Foundation’s books and records as the ____________ Fund, and shall always be so designated. The distributions from the fund shall be used

 a) to further the purposes of the CCA Foundation in its support of educational functions of CCA;

b) to provide scholarships for deserving students of CCA;

c) to provide support for the ___________ program at CCA;

 If you select a specific purpose for your gift, inclusion of the following sentence will ensure that the bequest remains useful through the decades.

 If, in the judgment of the CCA Foundation board of directors, changed circumstances should, at some future time, render the designated use of this fund impracticable, unwise or inappropriate, then the board shall use the fund to further the objectives and purposes of CCA, giving consideration to my special interest as evidenced by the purpose described above.

 If you choose to name the CCA Foundation as a beneficiary, please let us know of your plans. This will enable us not only to show our appreciation of your generosity, but also to include your support in planning for the future of CCA.

 Please contact the Community College of Aurora Foundation at 303.360.4833 for more information or to schedule a confidential appointment. [1]


[1] Nether CCA nor CCAF make any representations that any such gift shall constitute a charitable contribution for the purposes of any deduction under the federal estate, gift, or income tax laws, nor the laws of any state. However, CCAF currently is a qualified charitable institution and has no reason to believe that such contribution would not qualify for any lawful deduction.


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