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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
 


I Don't See Myself Stopping

Leslie Lyons Story:


Leslie Lyons is the volunteer board member every nonprofit wishes were theirs.  She is generous with her time, her talent, her resources and especially her heart.  

Leslie became acquainted with Five Acres in 2001 when she was a board member at The Salvation Army and it honored Five Acres with the “Others” award.  Five Acres volunteers at the event recognized Leslie as a rising star and recruited her into the San Marino Area Auxiliary.  Leslie immediately joined the committee that produced our annual fund raiser, “A Night at the Academy,” and eventually co-chaired its successor, “Swingin’ on a Star.”  In 2005, she joined the Five Acres board of directors where she’s served on the finance, program, development and board affairs committees.

Early in her career Leslie joined the Junior Chamber of Commerce where she got hooked on helping at-risk children when she played Mrs. Claus delivering toys to local needy children.  She continues this personal connection with vulnerable youth through the San Marino Auxiliary’s Family Friends program for the teenagers living in our group homes as well as our scholarship recipients through support of the Nash Scholarship Fund.

“It’s all about the kids,” Leslie says.  “Five Acres is in the forefront.  You can feel good about giving your time and money here.  There are so many ways to be involved, and I feel appreciated.  The people are genuinely fun to be with.  I don’t see myself ever stopping!”

When it came time to put her estate plan together, Leslie freely admits that it was her attorney who suggested she include charitable contributions, especially given her involvement with The Salvation Army, Tournament of Roses and Five Acres.  “It’s so easy to do.  Why not leave something to what you’ve supported?”

For information about remembering Five Acres children and families in your estate planning, please contact Cynthia Nickell at (626) 798-6793 Ext. 2250 or email her.