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Giving Beyond

Ways to Give Beyond Your Lifetime

There are several ways to include Five Acres in your will or trust. Suggested legal language is in quotation marks.

“I give to Five Acres located at 760 West Mountain View Street, Altadena, CA 91001 _______% of the residue of my estate.”

Dollar Amount
“I give to Five Acres located at 760 West Mountain View Street, Altadena, CA 91001 the sum of $_______.”

Specific Property
“I give to Five Acres located at 760 West Mountain View Street, Altadena, CA 91001 my interest in [describe property and exact location/address].”

Retirement Plan
Name Five Acres as the beneficiary or as a percentage beneficiary of your retirement plan, for example, “50% to my spouse and 50% to Five Acres located at 760 West Mountain View Street, Altadena, CA 91001.” The portion to Five Acres will not be subject to income taxes.

Charitable Remainder Trust
Contributing appreciated securities, real estate or other asset to a charitable remainder trust can benefit Five Acres in the future and you today. Avoid capital gains tax, receive payments for life or a term of years, and receive a current income tax deduction all without probate.

You Decide
Your gift can be unrestricted as to its use, or restricted for a specific program or restricted to the endowment fund.

Contact Us
For more information about making a gift to Five Acres in your will or trust, please contact Cynthia Nickell at (626) 798-6793 ext. 2250 or email her at cynickell@5acres.org. Please consult your financial advisor.

A Place in My Heart

Ed Pittroff's Story:

He’s the kind of volunteer most organizations pursue, the kind that stay committed long after their days of active participation.

Ed Pittroff’s first connection to Five Acres was at the opening of Beckham’s Place in the late 1970s. It was a fund-raiser for Five Acres, and Ed’s friend and Five Acres board president, Frank Hardcastle, invited Ed and then recruited him for the board of directors. Ed served two terms on the board for a total of 12 years, was honored twice both as the Volunteer of the Year and with the Special Recognition award, stayed on as a member of the finance committee for many years after that and is one of the original Ambassadors.

Through the family business, Login Printing, Ed and his son, Jim, took on all of Five Acres’ printing and helped create the format of this newsletter and the professional appearance of our annual reports. Ed’s wife, Maxine, recruited fellow members of the Sierra Madre Doll Club to create outfits for dolls as gifts to Five Acres girls.  Ed’s sister, Margaret Milligan, a philanthropist living in Oklahoma, shared Ed’s concern for children in need and made very generous grants through her foundation for many years.
Ed is deeply involved in organizations in addition to Five Acres such as the Tournament of Roses, the Pasadena Elks, the Pasadena University Club and USC – even though he graduated from the University of New Mexico. His support for Five Acres over 30 years, however, has never wavered.

“There is a need for Five Acres in our society because the need to take care of disadvantaged kids has grown greater. I still have a soft place in my heart for Five Acres.”

For information about ways to help Five Acres’ children and families in your estate plan, please contact Cynthis Nickell at (626) 798-6793 or email her by clicking here.