Discover the Benefits of Legacy Gifts

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The best use of life is to invest in something which will outlast life. William James

LRCS Foundation exists to benefit LRCS by raising and receiving funds for LRCS to meet needs today, tomorrow and into the future.

“LRCS has provided my son, who experiences autism and is blind, a quality of life I had not imagined for him. My way of saying thank you is to provide for LRCS in my long term estate plans. I can not think of a more worthy nonprofit to support through my planned giving.”

Pete Woodward, Holderness


With an eye towards ensuring our long-term capacity, in addition to Annual Fund gifts that support current-year funding priorities, LRCS invites donors to consider gifts to our Endowment Fund, which provides permanent capital to LRCS, with interest and dividends earnings that annually support donor-specified priorities.  By making a gift to LRCS’ Endowment Fund, you assure that your legacy of care and support will continue for years to come, enabling continued impact in perpetuity.  Gifts to the Endowment Fund can be for any amount.  Donors who wish to create a specific-purpose or named-fund within the Endowment Fund may do so with a one-time gift of $10,000 or more, or through a Planned Gift instrument (see more below), and will automatically be eligible for inclusion in LRCS’ honorary Legacy Society.

Planned Giving  offers you the tools to realize your personal goals and a means to make a lasting and transformational investment in the future for you and your loved ones.  By including LRCS Foundation  in your life gift planning,  you help assure that those with developmental disabilities and acquired brain disorders will have the services and advocacy they need for their lifespan and for the generations to come. Life gift planning is most often coordinated with estate planning and is an accessible option for donors of all income levels to leave a legacy to be proud of.

Planned Giving offers tax benefits and can create income streams that help people better manage their assets into retirement. Please consider Planned Giving donation options and find out what tools what works best for you and your family. It is easier than you think…

We encourage you to contact your personal estate/financial planner to determine what planned giving methods offer the most advantages to you.

Charitable Bequest

A bequest is a gift of personal property such as money, stock or bonds you leave to a nonprofit organization through your will or trust. Donors can specify cash, property, a percentage, or a share of an estate residue or a contingency designation.  A gift for the future, a bequest doesn’t affect cash flow now and can create tax savings for your heirs.

How to Name LRCS Foundation in your Will or Trust

A gift to LRCSF in your will or trust enables you to support the LRCS mission and make a difference in the lives of current and future generations. A bequest is easy to arrange, will not alter your current lifestyle in any way, and is easily modified to address changing needs.

If you wish to name Lakes Region Community Services Foundation in your will or estate plan, we should be named as:

Lakes Region Community Services Foundation, a nonprofit corporation, organized and existing under the laws of the State of New Hampshire, with the principal business address of 719 N. Main Street, Laconia, New Hampshire 03246.

Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN): 


Making a gift to Lakes Region Community Services Foundation through your will or revocable living trust is a simple way to support the LRCS mission. If you have chosen to include LRCS in your estate plans, please let us know! We would like to recognize and appreciate you as a member of the LRCS Foundation Legacy Society.

Together we can make a difference for the future and build a culture of inclusion.

To give from your Donor-Advised Fund, click the link below:

Below are other planned gift vehicles that may meet  your personal and financial goals. Estate gifts can offer donors an income stream for life, create greater income now than holding onto an asset and/or reduce capital gains or estate taxes for your family.

Securities:  Giving the gift of appreciated securities such as stock, bonds or mutual funds avoids paying costly capital gains taxes. Securities traded on major stock exchanges can be transferred to nonprofit organizations using a simple Beneficiary Designation Form.

Life Insurance: Provides a charitable benefit when you designate a nonprofit as a partial or sole benefactor of the policy.

Retirement Plans: 401(k) and 403(b) plans, corporate pension plans, IRA accounts, Keogh plans and other tax qualified plan instruments can be designated as charitable gifts to nonprofit organizations using a simple Beneficiary Designation Form,  resulting in significant tax savings.

Charitable Gift Annuity: Gift annuities guarantee the donor interest payment under a contract. The donor contributes funds or assets and in turn,  the nonprofit makes fixed payments to the donor for the remainder of his/her/their lives. At the time of the donor(s) death the remaining balance reverts to the nonprofit.

Charitable Trusts: A financial instrument by which a donor (grantor) transfers assets into a trust designating a charity as the beneficiary.

We encourage you to talk with a professional advisor such as an attorney, CPA or financial advisor to find the right planned giving vehicle for you and your family. Please contact the LRCS Development Office for a list of experienced advisors.

To further discuss a gifting opportunity of interest to you contact:

Jim Hamel, VP of Development,  603-524-8811 Extension 1588