Legacy Society


As you plan for your future, you are making a number of important decisions. One of those carefully planned decisions may be to leave a legacy gift – a meaningful gift that will endure beyond your lifetime for the benefit of others. By leaving a bequest to the Rhinelander Community Foundation, your generosity will continue to play a crucial role in helping us meet our mission.

The Legacy Society was created to recognize, honor, and thank all individuals and families who make a legacy gift to benefit the Rhinelander area and help us meet the future needs of our community.


Please let us know if you have included The Rhinelander Community Foundation in your will or estate plan. To recognize your commitment to us, we’d like to welcome you to the Rhinelander Community Foundation Legacy Society. Join other friends and benefactors who through their foresight and thoughtfulness will forever hold a special place in the Rhinelander Community.

The Rhinelander Community Foundation Legacy Society welcomes all who include us as a charitable beneficiary in legacy gift vehicles such as:

  • Through a bequest in your will;
  • Through the establishment of a charitable gift annuity;
  • Through a creation of a named endowed fund;
  • Through other forms of deferred gifts such as insurance policies.

Society members are recognized and listed in our printed philanthropic publications. Memberships can remain anonymous; the preference of our members will be honored and respected.


When planning or revising your estate or will, there is no substitute for a consult with your professional advisor or estate planning attorney.

How does a bequest work?
There is no cost for a bequest, yet provides confidence in knowing you are providing for charity’s future.
You retain control of your assets and are able to make modifications at any time as circumstances change.
Gifts may be tax beneficial.

Sample Bequest Language

Residual Bequest
All the rest, residue and remainder of my estate for federal tax purposes I give to Rhinelander Community Foundation, Inc., located in Rhinelander, WI, Tax ID 47-5029315, for its general purposes.

Specific Bequest
I give to Rhinelander Community Foundation, Inc., located in Rhinelander, WI, Tax ID 47-5029315, the sum of $_____________, for its general purposes.

If you have already left Rhinelander Community Foundation in your will, or if you plan to do so, please let us know so we can show our appreciation and better plan for the future.

“To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson