The mission of LEAVE A LEGACY® in Iowa is to preserve and improve the quality of life in our communities sustained by the people, programs and services of charitable nonprofit organizations.
The Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa is the coordinator for the Northeast Iowa Region for LEAVE A LEGACY® Iowa: a program sponsored by the National Committee on Planned Giving in partnership with the Iowa Council on Foundations and the Iowa Planned Giving Councils. The goal of LEAVE A LEGACY® (LAL) is to increase public awareness and interest in charitable estate and gift planning.
Local non-profit organizations and professional financial advisors Partner together to help publicize the importance of charitable (LAL) planning. LEAVE A LEGACY® is a public relations and education program.
The goal of LEAVE A LEGACY® in Iowa is to increase the number and amount of charitable estate gifts that benefit charitable nonprofit organizations.
LEAVE A LEGACY® is not a separate charitable organization and does not solicit contributions from individuals, but instead is underwritten by local foundations and organizations. To view a list of the organizations and foundations that support LEAVE A LEGACY® Iowa, click here. We do not promote any specific charity or group - but instead strive to educate and to promote charitable planned giving to any and all charities!
LEAVE A LEGACY® is a collaborative effort of people in the nonprofit community and professional advisors in Iowa. Our volunteers include charitable development officers, directors of charities, attorneys, financial planners, accountants and others. LEAVE A LEGACY® promotes and encourages planned giving by presenting our message directly to the public. We also provide resources and opportunities to charitable organizations and professional advisors so that they too can pass on our message of the benefits of planned giving.