Planned Giving

  • Provide Vital Community Support
  • Enjoy Tax Benefits
  • Contribute to a Bright Future

IRA Charitable Rollover

An IRA rollover allows people age 70½ and older to reduce their taxable income by making a gift directly from their IRA.

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Charitable Remainder

You may be concerned about the high cost of capital gains tax with the sale of an appreciated asset. A charitable remainder unitrust might offer the solutions you need!

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Legacy Society

The Legacy Society celebrates those who have made a lasting commitment to the Greater Huntsville area through their estate plan. Your planned gift, multiplied with the gifts of other generous individuals and families, will make our great community even better for generations to come.

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Legacy Society

In addition to helping donors manage their lifetime giving, the Community Foundation also stands poised to help donors manage their legacy giving through their estate plans. By making plans now, you can be intentional about creating a timeless legacy. Let the Community Foundation guide you to support the organizations and causes you care about . . . forever. You don't have to be wealthy to make a legacy gift. Even a modest amount, given through your estate plan, can make a big impact over time.


The Legacy Society is a way for the Community Foundation of Greater Huntsville to honor those who have made a lasting commitment to the Greater Huntsville area with a gift through a will, trust, fund agreement, or other planned gift designated for the Community Foundation or for an endowment fund managed by the Community Foundation in perpetuity. Membership is voluntary and free. As a Legacy Society member, you have the option to remain anonymous or to be recognized for your generosity. You may also receive invitations to designated Legacy Society events.

Legacy Society members inspire others to leave an enduring impact on the causes that matter to them.

How do I become a member?

Contact your professional advisor to discuss how you can make a gift to establish a permanent legacy with the Community Foundation:

  • Bequests through your will or trust
  • Beneficiary designation (retirement plans, life insurance, or bank accounts)
  • Remainder beneficiary of your donor advised fund
  • Gifts of life insurance
  • Charitable remainder trusts
  • Charitable lead trusts

Composing a legacy is often as simple as adding a few sentences to your estate plans.

Sample Bequest Language

If you have already made a gift or have included the Community Foundation in your estate plan, please contact us to let us know. We would be honored to include you in our Legacy Society.

If you are interested in learning more about how to include the Community Foundation as part of your legacy planning, please contact [email protected] for more information. Because of your legacy gifts, the Community Foundation can continue to mobilize generosity to improve the quality of life in our community, and you can be intentional about creating the legacy you wish to leave for this community you love.

What should I expect as a member?

The Community Foundation of Greater Huntsville's Legacy Society recognizes individuals who have remembered the Community Foundation in their will or estate plan. While we honor those who have notified us of their plans, we also appreciate those who wish to remain anonymous.

  • Legacy Society members may be recognized on our website and other posted listings.
  • Legacy Society members may receive invitations to specialty events.
  • Legacy Society members who make legacy gifts to the Community Foundation of $250,000 or more may be recognized on the donor wall in Community Foundation Park located in the heart of Huntsville at the corner of Lowe and Pelham Avenues, adjacent to the downtown Redstone Federal Credit Union.

Legacy Society Members

  • Joe & Pam Alexander
  • Mona Jeanne Boles Smith
  • Paula Potter Cushman
  • Ann and Bob Douglas
  • Jay and Hilde Dryden
  • Mike and Theresa Durboraw
  • Jency Eldridge Family Trust
  • The James Gordon Williams Legacy Fund
  • Inspiration Foundation Fund
  • John and Patti Gipson
  • Vernon and Tammy Handley
  • Daiven and Ginger Harper
  • Chuck and Melea Horton
  • Charlie and Merrill Hudnall
  • Dave and Diana King
  • Thomas and Betty Lee Family Trust, Betty G. (Jean) Lee, Trustee
  • The Tenth Leper Fund
  • Mike and Patty Lowe
  • Triple E Fund
  • Dr. Andrew Howard Nichols Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • John L. and Kathryn J. Regner
  • Chris Russell and Sharon Doviet
  • Amelia and Bruce Summerville
  • Jack and Irma Tuder
  • Joe and Lynne Berry Vallely
  • Pamela Barratt White

We make legacy giving easy. It only takes a plan.

Your planned gift, multiplied with the gifts of other generous individuals and families, will make our great community even better for generations to come.