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Christmas HonorariumIt is December, which means the season of giving is officially upon us.

Carlos Ruiz Zafon, Spanish novelist, has said, “Presents are made for the pleasure of who gives them, not the merits of who receives them.”

Do you have anyone on your Christmas list that is difficult to buy for or say they don’t need or want a gift? The perfect alternative is a donation to Lions Pride. Your family and friends will be more aware of our cause and perhaps will consider giving their own donation. This is a great indirect way to let your family, friends and business associates know about Lions Pride.

Christmas Donation CardMake a donation to Lions Pride in their name and we will send a personalized Christmas Card to notify them of your gift. If the donation is received on-line or in our office December 19th, they will receive the card before Christmas. Click here to make your online donation and just enter the recipient’s address in the comments box or mail in your donation and include a note with their address.

Also, as this year draws to a close, surrounded by family and friends, reflecting on your blessings, if you haven’t already considered it, this may be the time to start thinking about planned giving.

Planned giving occurs when gifts are made using other property that has increased in value such as: gifts by will, Charitable Remainder Annuity Trust (CRAT), Charitable Remainder Unitrust (CRUT), Charitable Lead Trust, life insurance plans and retirement plans.

By planning your giving, you can avoid potential tax issues to your heirs down the road. For instance, if you have both a life insurance policy and an individual retirement account (IRA,) you may want to consider gifting your IRA to the Lions Pride Endowment Fund of WI, and your life insurance to your heirs. The IRA would be tax-free to Lions Pride, but taxable to your heirs.

Consult with your personal financial planner and when considering your plan we hope you consider including the Lions Pride Endowment Fund of WI, Inc. Remember, in supporting the Lions Pride Endowment Fund you are ensuring and preserving the legacy for the Wisconsin Lions Foundation and the Lions Camp.

To learn more about planned giving, please visit our informational webpage and be sure to contact us with any questions you may have along the way.

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