July 2011: Recap of Luncheon

Annual Recognition Luncheon

The Bancroft Board of Directors and the Planned Giving Committee hosted an annual recognition luncheon in the Garden on July 6, 2011, to recognize Legacy Society members, and to thank many of the Garden’s most generous supporters.

Legacy lunch

Joe B. and Fred H.

The Legacy Society was established in 2010 to recognized individuals who have remembered the Garden with a special commitment in the form of a bequest or estate plan gift, and to encourage others to consider making an estate plan gift to the Garden. 

A planned gift is one that is made to The Garden in your will or estate plan. It is not a current gift, and in some cases, a gift from an estate plan can provide financial benefits to you and your family during your lifetime, as well as to the Garden. Joining the Society is easy: once you’ve made a gift in your will or estate plan, simply notify The Garden office.

You can learn more about Planned Giving on our website, and please know that we are always available to talk with you if you are interested in making a gift to The Garden. There are helpful articles on various estate planning tools such as Charitable Gift Annuities in the Ruth Bancroft Garden Planned Giving pages on the website. These articles are provided by local planned giving professionals who currently serve as advisors to the Ruth Bancroft Garden: Patricia Rowe, Esq. C.P.A.,  Bernard Della Santa, Esq., and John Mullen, Esq.

The Ruth Bancroft Garden strongly encourages all of our donors to seek counsel from their own legal and financial advisors.

Legacy Lunch

Tom and Pat B.

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The mission of the Ruth Bancroft Garden, Inc. is to preserve this exceptional example of garden design and to continue to develop its collection of water-conserving plants for the education and enjoyment of the public.
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