A legacy gift is a planned bequest of any amount that supports a charitable organization after your death. Planned gifts can be organized through bequests, life insurance, retirement plans, and appreciated stock. As part of your overall financial and estate planning, a legacy gift provides an opportunity to extend your generosity well into the future while still preserving and enjoying assets you may need during your lifetime.
Everyone can make a lasting contribution through legacy giving. Regardless of the amount, your bequest is a statement of faith in the mission of CIMC to be a welcoming refuge and teaching center for all who seek inner peace through the liberating practice of insight meditation.
Your gift is an affirmation of the value of the Buddha’s teachings of ethics, tranquility, wisdom and compassion. For 2,600 years individuals have sustained Dharma centers throughout the world so that these teachings are still available to us today. You have the opportunity to do the same on behalf of generations to come.
It’s Easy to Do
Here are two very simple ways to make a legacy gift:
- Designate the Cambridge Insight Meditation Center, Inc. as a beneficiary of your bank account, retirement account or life insurance policy.
- Include CIMC as a beneficiary in your will or trust.
The Cambridge Insight Meditation Center is a 501(c)(3) organization, federal tax ID #22-2622760. For more information, download our Legacy of Generosity brochure or Legacy Giving FAQs, or contact the CIMC office.
“We have included CIMC in our legacy planning because we believe that the best thing we can do with our resources when we’re gone is to ensure that the organizations we care about, and the ones that have brought greatest value to our lives, continue to thrive. Our practices – strengthened and sustained in our daily lives through our engagement with CIMC – have greatly enhanced both of our lives. By making a legacy gift to CIMC we hope to help others to enjoy the same benefits in the future.” ~ Barry Jacobson and Gail Martin
~ Anonymous ~