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Minimize Taxes & Help Five Acres

WAYS TO REMEMBER FIVE ACRES
IN YOUR ESTATE PLAN AND MINIMIZE TAXES





If You have a will - Consider adding a codicil naming Five Acres to reduce estate tax
 

If you have a trust - Consider  consulting your attorney to include Five Acres to reduce estate tax 
 

If you have a retirement plan - Consider making Five Acres a beneficiary to reduce estate and income taxes



If you have a paid-up life insurance policy - Consider making Five Acres a beneficiary to reduce estate tax
 

If you have appreciated securities  - Consider donating to Five Acres to avoid current capital gains tax, receive a potential current income tax deduction and reduce estate tax
 

If you have real estate  - Consider donating to Five Acres to avoid current capital gains tax, receive a potential current income tax deduction and reduce estate tax
 


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.