Tomorrow's Harvest is the Cleveland Foodbank's planned giving society. By supporting Tomorrow's Harvest, you can ensure that tomorrow's families in need in Greater Cleveland will not go hungry.
A planned gift can be especially meaningful because it provides long-term support that strengthens our ability to meet future challenges in the fight against hunger. You can make a lasting gift that will meet a basic need by providing nutritious food to families who would otherwise struggle to put meals on the table.
We welcome the opportunity to discuss with you and your attorney or financial advisor the many options available to meet your charitable objectives and provide for your loved ones. For example, you can leave a bequest in your will, add the Cleveland Foodbank as a beneficiary of your life insurance policy, give a gift of retirement assets, or set up a charitable gift annuity. Our partnership with The Cleveland Foundation makes it possible for donors to establish a charitable gift annuity, charitable remainder trust or charitable lead trust that will benefit the Cleveland Foodbank. We recommend you consult with your legal and/or financial advisor to determine the best option based on your circumstances.
A bequest in your will naming the Cleveland Foodbank as a beneficiary is an easy way to support our future hunger relief efforts. A bequest can be a gift of cash, securities or other specified asset.
Life insurance policies are another asset suitable as a planned gift to the Foodbank. By donating a paid-up life insurance policy or designating the Cleveland Foodbank as a beneficiary of a new policy, you can help us to continue our distribution of food to those in need well into the future.
Retirement assets may be one of the best assets to transfer as a charitable contribution because of their specific characteristics. In many cases retirement assets can be the highest taxed asset of an estate, and a beneficiary may have to pay income tax on distributions received. Please consult your legal and/or financial advisor about the gifting of any type of retirement asset, profit sharing plan, a 401(k) or 403(b), or an IRA before taking action. You can make a tax-efficient gift and help us provide food for those in need through a Charitable IRA.
We ask you to consider supporting the Cleveland Foodbank by becoming a member of Tomorrow's Harvest. Please contact Mary Lavin, Senior Manager of Strategic Gifts at 216.738.2056 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or complete the Tomorrow's Harvest membership form to join this special group of Foodbank partners.