It reminded me of tossing a pebble into a pond and watching the ever-widening ripples that the original splash generated. And I thought that maybe this was how we became eternal. One kind word or gesture could have far-reaching effects beyond what we could ever know.
I realized that there was something very unique and powerful about legacy giving. Because the way that works is that there REALLY IS a pot of gold. The Community Foundation of Middlesex County carefully tends the legacy pot of gold. Whatever I designate for that legacy pot of gold joins what Lucy and Jim and Jeff and Jean and put in. And the charm in the pot of gold is that it can produce dividends. And every time it pays a dividend — there’s another splash in the pond. And every one of us who put some coins in that pot, just created a splash. So long after we’re gone, we’re still changing lives and building futures, and generating ripples.”
Members of Gilead’s Legacy Society commit to remember Gilead Community Services through their estate planning which can include annuities, transferring of a life insurance policy, outright bequests and retirement benefits payable upon the death of the member. This giving option is a wonderful way to help Gilead build its Endowment.