Making a Lasting Impact: Women’s Legacy Event

By Sara Page Waugh

The Women’s Impact Fund (WIF) and Foundation For The Carolinas (FFTC) joined forces on February 8 to host the informative “Women’s Legacy Event” at FFTC. Attendees numbered approximately 90 and included WIF members, FFTC fundholders and unaffiliated guests.

Panelists for the event were Arrington Mixon (WIF), Veronica Kenney-Macpherson (WIF), Ruth Shaw (WIF and FFTC fundholder), and Chris Prigmore (FFTC fundholder).  Holly Welch-Stubbing (WIF and FFTC) was the moderator. Deborah Majewski, WIF Board Chair, gave the welcome remarks and Sara Piner (FFTC) gave the closing remarks.

The goal of the discussion was to “demystify” planned giving by allowing the panelists to share their own experiences in establishing planned gifts. The panelists spoke to the methods by which they made planned gifts, such as specific bequests in estate planning documents, creation of funds at FFTC, and the use of beneficiary designation forms for retirement assets, as well as how they came to decide to leave a planned gift (conversations with family members as well as financial advisors). They also spoke to their individual motivations for leaving a charitable legacy.

As the Q&A concluded, women lingered to visit with friends, old and new. As FFTC agreed that the event had been such a success, they hope to collaborate with the Women’s Impact Fund on future events of this nature.