At some point in life, we start to think of the legacy we would like to leave behind after we are gone. Making arrangements for a gift to Pinewoods Camp after death may be one of the most satisfying ways to live on — helping preserve a beautiful physical presence that supports the continuation of the dance and song you love, for those who come after you.
Including Pinewoods in your will may be one of the most advantageous ways you can support Pinewoods into the future. Taking effect after you no longer need the money yourself, a bequest can accurately reflect your caring for the things that make Pinewoods special, without worrying that you might be caught short later in life if you give too much now. You can change your mind about the bequest if something changes in your life. There may also be tax advantages to your estate.
We’ve been drawn to Pinewoods for decades – a place designed, built, and nurtured by so many. We see young people leading in song, dance, and music – their parents having met at Pinewoods. What better way to continue our part in it than by a bequest?– Chris Reynolds and Jim Greaney
How to make a bequest
Bequests are easy to arrange. You should consult your attorney about the preferred wording, but something along the lines of, “I bequeath to Pinewoods Camp, Inc., a nonprofit corporation located at 80 Cornish Field Road, Plymouth, Massachusetts, the following … for its general purposes,” will do. Pinewoods Camp, Inc. is incorporated in the State of Massachusetts. It is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Contact Judy Savage, Executive Director, at the address on the left to obtain our Federal tax I.D.
Bequests can be of any size, from a symbolic token to an amount big enough to help guarantee the continued existence and security of Pinewoods into the foreseeable future. All gifts are welcome!
You may make your bequest in various ways:
- a specific sum of money
- a percentage of your total estate
- a percentage of the remaining assets (“residuary”) in your estate after other bequests
- specific property, such as securities, real estate, or other valuable personal property
- a contingent gift, which is fulfilled if certain conditions are met, such as if your primary beneficiary does not survive you.
Pinewoods is undeniably a part of me – contributing richly to the tapestry of my life. Planned Giving is my way of weaving the threads of music, dance and place into a strong fabric, providing a source of warmth and joy for the generations to come.– Deborah Kruskal
Other “Legacy” Gifts
In addition to bequests in your will, you may also contribute to the continuation of the tradition of Pinewoods by:
- naming Pinewoods Camp Inc. as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy
- naming Pinewoods Camp Inc. as a beneficiary of your retirement plan
- making a “payable upon death” designation on a certificate of deposit or other personal account, naming Pinewoods Camp Inc. to receive the assets on your death.
There are a number of other ways to provide for the future of Pinewoods, including various kinds of annuities and trusts. Many of them may have financial and/or tax advantages for you as well as supporting Pinewoods. We encourage you to talk with your financial planner and/or attorney about the possibilities.
If you do decide to include Pinewoods in your will, we would like to know about it so we can appropriately recognize your gift. However, it is not necessary to notify us if you prefer not to.
Putting Pinewoods Camp Inc. into my estate plan helps ensure that those I love and those who love camp will continue to have this special place to enjoy. It’s my legacy for dancing into the sunset! – Jackie Algon
Thank you for supporting Pinewoods!
Pinewoods Camp, Inc. is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, so contributions to PCI are tax-deductible.