TUCSON HOSTS LEAVE A LEGACY 2013- BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA, CATALINA COUNCIL PLAYS A BIG ROLE
According to a 2004 Associated Press news story, only 42 percent of adults have current and up-to-date wills, a five percent drop since 2000.
And, the IRS reports charities are getting a decreasing share of the money from wealthy estates.
“The motto of the Boy Scouts is BE PREPARED, and that goes for all aspects and stages of our lives”, says Amber Mazzei, Director of Development for Catalina Council Boy Scouts of America.
That’s why local Catalina Council is participating as a host of the ‘Leave a Legacy’ program in Tucson.
Two workshops on ‘Why write a Will” will be hosted by the Boy Scouts of America and held in March.
“Our programs are funded largely by donations from our community and Scouting supporters. The programs we offer give children a chance to have fun, learn leadership skills and so much at the same time”, says Mazzei.
“Some people worry they should leave their entire estate to their children. That’s a big reason some people are reluctant when making a bequest.”
But in reality, depending on current tax laws, leaving a gift to charity in your will may REDUCE the estate tax burden on your heirs significantly.
And there’s a lot to know.
For example, when making a bequest, you have to use very specific language. Experts say be sure to name the recipient accurately. A ‘generic’ bequest might go to national headquarters when you meant it to go to the Council in your community.
“We’re hosting these workshops to help educate our Scouting families on the importance of being prepared. It’s important for people to ask questions and get accurate answers. And we also want to encourage people to understand about the opportunity to give so our youth can be a part of a great program in the years to come.”
Parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and anyone interested are invited to attend two FREE workshops on why to write a will, and ask questions about planning your legacy.
Thursday, March 14, from 3:0pm0-4:30pm at the Catalina Council Boy Scout Office, 5049 E. Broadway Blvd. Presented by Ken Moeller, Attorney from Phillips, Moeller & Conway, PLLC
Tuesday, March 26, from 10:00am-11:30am at Atria Compana Del Rio, at 1550 E. River Road. Presented by Kevin Kinghorn, Partner with Morris, Hall & Kinghorn, PLLC.
Light refreshments will be served.
To reserve your spot email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 520-750-0385x 13
* James E. West Fellowship
* The 1910 Society
* The Founders Circle
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September 2011 RE: Catalina Council – Endowment for the Second Century
Dear Patrons, Supporters and Board/ Committee Members of the Catalina Council, B.S.A:
In 2010, the Catalina Council and the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America ushered in the celebration of Scouting’s 100th Anniversary Year! We can all truly be proud of this milestone yet there is more work to accomplish for the Boy Scouts of America to achieve its goals during its Second Century. Please follow the attached links in considering a commitment to become a member of the Second Century Society as a James E. West Fellow, Second Century Society, or President’s Leadership Council member leaving a lasting legacy of benefit for the Catalina Council’s Scout youth and its wonderful character and values-based programs! By your generous gift, thank you again for your support of the Catalina Council’s Endowment Programs and its Second Century of success!
Yours in Scouting,
Douglas G. Wright Vice President Endowment and Major Gifts Catalina Council, B.S.A. and Area 6, Western Region, B.S.A.
Ph: (520) 887-8700