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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.

Outside Your Zip Code

Bill Clark's Story:

Bill Clark’s role models are a diverse group – his Irish grandmother, his Japanese father-in-law, and Five Acres Ambassador Stan Weston. In addition to the values he learned from his parents Bill credits their influence to helping him want to “make the world a better place.”  

His grandmother overcame tough times after her family emigrated in the 1870s.  His father-in-law served in the U.S. military during World War II while his family lived in an internment camp. And Stan modeled professionalism and passion in the service of children at Five Acres.  All exemplified philanthropic involvement in the community.

Bill’s volunteering began in college and continues today with leadership roles with San Marino’s Boy Scout Troop 355, Catholic Charities, Mayfield Junior School and, of course, Five Acres.  Bill joined the board in 1996 after he was recruited by Mike Coye to the 5K-10K Run committee. Since then Bill has served on the investment, audit and human resources committees as well as chaired the building and grounds, business affairs, finance and board affairs committees – not to mention his invaluable assistance with every building and property project for more than a decade.

Bill and his wife Louise are committed to passing the family value {mosimage}of volunteering on to their children Bobby, 12, and Elizabeth, 18.  Elizabeth tutors Five Acres children one day each week and with Bobby accompanies Bill in his real estate broker business to apartment buildings and to various charities he supports. Bill explains, “It’s important for them to see people outside their zip code.”  

Bill and Louise have set up a living trust that includes Five Acres as a beneficiary.  He says, “I get more out of volunteering than I put in.  I’m rewarded many fold.  Putting Five Acres in my will was such an easy thing to do.  Why wouldn’t you?”

For information on ways to include Five Acres in your estate plan, please call Cynthia Nickell at 626.798-6793 Ext 2250 or email her.