Goodman Community Center | Love & Legacy Campaign

How do you want to leave the world? A little brighter? Us too.

You're a friend of the Goodman Center, so we know you believe in strengthening the lives and securing the futures of EVERYONE in our community. Join us on this journey, as we commit to doing just that today, tomorrow and beyond.

70 Gifts for 70 Years

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In 2024, the Goodman Community Center will mark our 70th anniversary of strengthening lives and securing futures.

To celebrate this major milestone, we're excited to launch our Love & Legacy Campaign to strengthen and secure the future of GCC, with the goal of inspiring and documenting 70 planned gifts by 2024 — just in time for our 70th birthday.

And there's more...

We also want to help you secure your legacy as you envision the future you want for your family and community.

In the months leading up to 2024, we'll be hosting workshops on a variety of legacy-building topics. We hope you can join us for a few of them. Check out the full list below.

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The Power of Planned Giving

You can leave a loving gift to future generations – the power of a connected community – by including the Goodman Community Center in your estate plans, and helping us reach our goal of 70 gifts for 70 years.

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Community Workshops to Secure Your Legacy

These free workshops will provide tools and ideas for you to create your own legacy planning and charitable gift making. We're offering them as a resource to our community with no planned giving intentions required — anyone is welcome and invited to join us!

How to Prepare an Obituary — Aug. 24, 2022

How to Prepare an Obituary, presented by Karen Faster

Wednesday, August 24 at 2:30pm

Writing an obituary can be a monumental and stressful task, especially when the author is overwhelmed with grief. Whether you want to write your own obituary or a memorial for someone you love, this workshop is for you. Topics cover what to include, organization of content, how to work with relatives and the funeral home’s role.

Karen Faster learned to write obituaries as a cub newspaper reporter in rural Minnesota. In the decades since, she has written obituaries for relatives and helped friends draft obituaries for their family members. Now retired from years of editing policy analyses and research grant applications for the university, she's excited to share her expertise with the community.

Anyone is welcome to join us for this free workshop.

In the Evjue Room of our Ironworks Building
149 Waubesa St., Madison WI 53704

Follow this link to learn more.

Non-Cash Gift Options for Year-End Giving — Oct. 2022

Non-Cash Gift Options for Year-End Giving: QCDs, RMDs, and Stock Gifts

Check back soon for more info.

Tax Season Savings While Supporting Nonprofits — Dec. 2022

Tax Season Savings While Supporting Nonprofits, a panel discussion with Goodman Community Center CEO Letesha Nelson and nonprofit partners

Check back soon for more info.

How to Write a Will — Feb. 2023

How to Write a Will, presented by Michelle Behnke

Check back soon for more info.

Celebrating Philanthropy Across Our Community — Apr. 2023

Be the Good: Celebrating Philanthropy Across Our Community

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Trusts and Charitable Remainder Trusts — Jun. 2023

Trusts and Charitable Remainder Trusts

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How to Write a Will — Aug. 2023

How to Write a Will

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For more information about building your legacy plans, or for more info on workshops, please contact:

Dani Luckett

Chief Development Officer
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