A Wise Way to Share!
The Park District Foundation of Allen County is a non-profit
corporation operated exclusively for the benefit of the Johnny
Appleseed Metropolitan Park District. The Foundation provides the
means whereby anyone can share in the fine work of the Park
District through planned giving.
The Foundation's "Planned Giving Program" provides support for
the Park District both during and after the lifetime of its donors.
Substantial tax and financial benefits are realized by those
contributing to the Foundation.
Opportunities for Sharing
Many gifts to the Park District Foundation will be in the form
of cash. However, gifts may have various forms. They could be:
By giving in memory of another person, a thoughtful, tangible,
lasting remembrance can be created.
A living gift; an investment that combines lifetime income with
For general or specific capital projects and programs.
Open or occupied space including property of historic of natural
The naming of the Park District as a beneficiary in your
Outright gifts of stocks, bonds, or personal property.
The Park District Foundation of Allen County may be named the
beneficiary of your pension plan. After your lifetime, its assets
will then come directly to the Foundation, avoiding delay, the cost
of Probate Court, and considerable estate tax.
The value of items such as artwork, antiques, stamps, coins,
jewelry, rare books, rugs, etc. may be claimed as a charitable
contribution in income tax calculation.
Your gift of real property, in any form, may be converted to
Sharing of Assets
If it is your wish that the assets of your estate be divided
with other beneficiaries, you may provide that a portion of the
proceeds from your estate be given to the Foundation.
EVERYONE! Park District facilities and programs
are designed to be enjoyed by everyone from the youngest to the
oldest and from the very active to the physically impaired. Your
gift, along with those from others, will enable the Park District
to expand its services and facilities for ALL visitors to
In addition, existing and future acquired natural areas,
preserves, and wildlife sanctuaries will be protected against other
forms of development.
Gifts of money may be used either for a project specified by the
donor or to provide interest income for unspecified purposes. The
monetary gift itself cannot be used to defray the costs of
day-to-day operations. Thus, the benefits gained from any gift will
extend throughout many lifetimes.