Planned Giving

The Frost Society  

Frost Society members have made a personal commitment to the Holyoke Community College Foundation in one or more of the following ways:  

  • Including the HCC Foundation in a bequest provision in a will;
  • Naming the HCC Foundation as a beneficiary of an IRA, 401(k), or other qualified retirement plan;
  • Naming the HCC Foundation as beneficiary of a life insurance policy;
  • Establishing a charitable gift annuity to benefit HCC; or
  • Naming the HCC Foundation as a beneficiary of a charitable remainder trust.

Frost Society members are recognized in the HCC Foundation's Annual Report and at special events held in their honor. Members receive college publications, are notified of programs and events being held at the college, and are invited to attend estate planning seminars. Membership in the Frost Society is offered to all individuals who have made a provision in their estate plans for the Holyoke Community College Foundation, regardless of the amount. All gifts -- no matter the size -- are deeply appreciated, gratefully acknowledged, and work in perpetuity to support the mission of HCC.  

To become a member of the Frost Society, please contact the Holyoke Community College Foundation at 413.552.2182.

How to Make a Bequest to Holyoke Community College

A bequest to the HCC Foundation would normally include language like this: 

Example bequest language; Please feel free to change the numbers or percentages as you desire.

1. Bequest of cash

"I bequeath the sum of $10,000 to Holyoke Community College Foundation of Holyoke, MA, to be used for the benefit of the Holyoke Community College Foundation as the Foundation may determine."  

2. Bequest of a percent of the estate

"I devise and bequeath 20% of the remainder and residue of property owned at my death, whether real or personal, and wherever located to Holyoke Community College Foundation, Holyoke, MA," to be used for the benefit of the Holyoke Community College Foundation as the Foundation may determine." 

3. Contingent Bequest

"If my brother John Doe survives me, I devise and bequeath 20% of the remainder and residue of property owned at my death, whether real or personal, and wherever located to John Doe. If John Doe does not survive me, then I devise and bequeath 20% of my residuary estate, whether real or personal property and wherever located to Holyoke Community College Foundation, Holyoke, MA," to be used for the benefit of the Holyoke Community College Foundation as the Foundation may determine." 

 

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