“You don’t have to be a millionaire to leave something to help your community,” says Amy Skillbred, executive director of The Juneau Community Foundation. Amy has served many years on the board of directors for the foundation that has now raised $77 million dollars in funds. Throughout her time, she has helped the people in Juneau establish a plan to give back to their community in ways that represent them best.
A lot of people don’t realize that with the proper planning they can make a difference in their community now and in the future. While we always think we have enough time to plan where and how our money will be distributed after we die, that is not always the case. Amy recommends getting your ideas written down and putting them into a will as soon as you can. The easiest way to delegate your funds is through a percentage to avoid future conflict.
Tune in to this episode of What’s Next for a conversation surrounding legacy. Learn how you can start planning to contribute to your community now and in the future!
“The average bequest in the United States is about $35,000 and that's average across all 50 states. So you don’t have to be a millionaire to leave something to help your community or leave a legacy.” (07:29- 07:44)
“When you get to $100,000 you are giving out $5,000 a year and that can make a sustained difference.” (16:12-16:19)
To donate or establish a foundation with The Juneau Community Foundation please go to: https://www.juneaucf.org/
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