Estate Planning

Do you want to leave a legacy in your community for many generations to come? The Community Foundation makes it easy through an estate or a planned gift.

How to Get Started

A simple letter of intent documents your legacy plans. Options to achieve charitable objectives include:

  • Bequests
  • Life insurance
  • Retirement plans
  • Real estate
  • Charitable gift annuities
  • Charitable lead trusts
  • Charitable remainder annuity trusts

The Living Legacy Circle Letter of Intent is all you need to document your legacy plans. Information you provide is not legally binding and may be changed at any time at no cost.

For more information about how to leave your legacy, contact Jenny Riggenbach today!

A Lasting Impact

The Community Foundation created the Heinz Living Legacy Circle in memory of Arthur (Art) E. Heinz who passed away in 2011 and left his entire estate (nearly $4 million) to the Community Foundation to help meet its mission.
The Heinz Living Legacy Circle recognizes donors who have made arrangements through their estate planning (such as a bequest, a trust, a retirement plan, insurance policy or some other form of deferred gift) that will support their charitable giving dreams through the Community Foundation. Since estate gifts are often made after the donor’s death, the Heinz Living Legacy Circle allows the Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin to recognize those individuals now who are planning to make a difference in this community in the future.

Learn more about Arthur E. Heinz

Heinz Living Legacy Circle Members

* Deceased and/or realized legacy gifts

Judy Albertson*
Robert & Mary Berard
Michael & Sara Bilbrey
Jack & Cheryl Brooks
Joseph Browan
William B. Bruce III*
Paul & Debbie Callahan
Jim Canales
Donald Collier
Nancy Croisant*
Tom & Kathy Davies
Tom & Patty Dreier
Lorna Fifield
Harriet Fulton*
Helen Godfrey*
James Godfrey
Geraldine Hartford*
Arthur E. Heinz*
Jan & Kathy Hermann
Mark Ilten
Thomas Miller

John & Vicki Jenks
Joan Joerns*
Harlow & Joanne Johnson
Edith Kraus*
Irene E. Kubisiak*
Mary Ann Laszewski
Maggi Liebl
Barbara McDonald*
Nancy Newell Moore
Margaret Myhra*
Debbie & Bruce Naylor
Hope H. Niedling*
Gary & Amy Oudenhoven
Jean Pyfer
Bill & Carol Rogacheski 
Terry & Karla Rothmann
Chris & Mary Sadler
Ruth Salzmann*
Bill Schierl & Sarena Melotte
Craig & Cheri Smith
Mary & Robert Taylor
Carl Wohlbier*
Marge Wyszynski
Anonymous (9 Members)