The Outdoor Circle’s founders and members over the last 107 years made a commitment to beautify and green our islands for future generations providing the large shade trees and visual-blight free environment we enjoy today in our island home.
We invite you to place The Outdoor Circle in your planned giving in whatever form is appropriate for you, knowing that your gifts will continue to live on in perpetuity and bless these islands with beauty for generations to come.
You do not need to be wealthy to leave a legacy gift. Make your core values known by making a planned gift to The Outdoor Circle where your forward-thinking will continue to support our long-term success for an organization whose work you value.
In addition to supporting our work through your generous cash donations, here are other ways you can contribute to the sustainability of The Outdoor Circle in the long term. We encourage you to consult with your financial advisor to discuss making a gift or bequest to The Outdoor Circle.
Some of the ways to donate to The Outdoor Circle for both the present and future include:
One of the easiest ways to help involves simply naming The Outdoor Circle as a beneficiary in your will and living trust. A bequest may be for a particular dollar amount or percentage of your estate.
Life Insurance Policy and Retirement Assets
Often overlooked by donors, naming The Outdoor Circle as a partial or full beneficiary of these assets can provide support for the organization to further its mission.
Life Income and Complex Gifts
Life income gifts allow you to leave a gift in the care of The Outdoor Circle, while receiving income during your lifetime. The two most popular life income gifts are charitable remainder trusts and charitable gift annuities. If you are a business owner, own real property or have any other type of complex asset, giving options exist that can both help The Outdoor Circle and benefit your family financially. Please contact us or your financial advisor for more information. We work with the Hawaii Community Foundation as needed to realize these gifts.
If you are age 70 1/2 or older, you may instruct your IRA custodian to transfer any amount up to $100,000 directly to the Outdoor Circle. While this distribution to the Outdoor Circle would not be included in your taxable income, nor produce a tax deduction, it could fulfill some or all of your 2019 required minimum distribution while supporting our mission. This is one of the easiest and best ways to include The Outdoor Circle in your gifts.
Mahalo for including The Outdoor Circle in your current and planned giving to uphold a legacy organization that has kept a vision of beauty in our island home for over a century.
Greenleaf is the online newsletter and blog of The Outdoor Circle. Here you will find updates on the projects and accomplishments of our many branches throughout the state, as well as programs with statewide impact.