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Planning a Gift to the AOCS Foundation

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This section offers ideas that will enable you to be a partner in raising and administering funds to support professionals interested in the science and technology of oils, fats, surfactants, and related materials through the exchange of ideas, information, and experiences. Legacy giving provides the resources necessary to sustain excellence, provide high standards of quality, and preserve the future of AOCS.

There are as many different ways to support AOCS as there are needs for your support. Planning a gift is more than just finding a need. There are many factors to consider. If you are not familiar with the concepts and strategies of charitable gift planning, you might want to take a moment to consider our quick guide to legacy gifts (Legacy Giving Options) and Factors in Planning.

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The stories that follow share some of the different ways people can become partners with us in supporting AOCS. Take a moment to see how they - perhaps in circumstances similar to yours - have found the means to offer support to the charities and causes that are important to them. Just click on the links below.

Types of Gifts

Bequests in Wills and Trusts
Charitable Remainder Trusts
Retained Life Estate
Charitable Lead Trusts
Bargain Sales

  Assets to Consider

Retirement Assets
Appreciated Stock
Real Estate
Life Insurance
Tangible Personal Property

If you have already included AOCS Foundation in your estate plans, please let us know by calling us or filling out our estate intention form. We would like to assist you in making certain your intentions will be carried out. If you have not written a will yet, regardless of your charitable intent, please consider this for it is a gift to your loved ones. The AOCS Foundation is pleased to announce the formation of the Paquin Circle. Named in honor of AOCS's founding father and first AOCS President, the Paquin Circle is an exclusive group of individuals who have committed to making a legacy gift to the AOCS Foundation.

Individual circumstances will vary - as with all tax and estate planning, please consult your attorney or estate specialist. Some of the gift arrangements are revocable and others cannot be changed once established. Some work better with cash and others with appreciated assets. There are many variations, enough so that a giving plan can be tailored to your needs, desires and capabilities. We will be glad to answer questions and offer suggestions confidentially based on your personal circumstances. Please call us or e-mail us (see contact page). You may also use our information request form.

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Please contact Benjamin Harrison by email or at 217 693-4852 if you have questions or would like to receive a brochure with more information. You may also request one of our eBrochures.

Your interest and consideration are greatly appreciated.

Please note, individual financial circumstances will vary. The information on this site does not constitute legal or tax advice, either in whole or in part. Donor stories and photographs are for purposes of illustration only. As with all tax and estate planning, please consult your attorney or estate specialist. All material is copyrighted and is for viewing purposes only. Use of this site signifies your agreement with the terms of use. The content in this Legacy Giving section has been developed for AOCS Foundation by Future Focus. Please report any problems to section webmaster.