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Toledo Walleye Hockey Club Announces New Fund

The Board of Trustees of the Toledo Community Foundation are pleased to announce a new funding opportunity through the Toledo Walleye Hockey Club’s Walleye Wishing Well Fund.  Nonprofit organizations that provide fitness and wellness programs that encourage children to be active during cold weather months are eligible to apply.  Proposals must be submitted through the Foundation’s online system by September 1, 2015. 

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Nonprofit Innovation & Excellence Awards

The Blade and Toledo Community Foundation are proud to present the 2015 Innovation & Excellence Awards. The awards have become an annual tradition to celebrate northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan nonprofits and reward excellence in our region. The award ceremony will take place on Tuesday, October 13, at The Premier Banquet Hall, 4480 Heatherdowns Blvd. in Toledo, beginning at 8:15 a.m.  







Reservations for seating at the breakfast must be made online in advance.  The cost is $12 per person or $120 per table for a table of 10. Reservations will be taken online, here, beginning September 2nd.  

Thank you to all those who submitted applications for the awards.  We are anxious to honor this year's leaders among nonprofits in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan. 

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Itís time to protect your family & your future

Over 50% of our adult population does not have a current or up-to-date estate plan to protect themselves and their family's assets; that’s half your family, friends, and associates.


Estate planning is a financial process that can protect you and your family and is a very important component of your overall financial planning. Now is the perfect time to put your estate planning house in order. If you don't have an up-to-date estate plan and you happen to get hurt or sick and cannot manage your financial affairs, the courts will have to appoint someone to manage them for you. The person they appoint might not be the one you would want to perform those tasks. 

Without an estate plan, when you pass away, your affairs will be settled by default through a complex legal system called "probate." The handling of your financial affairs can turn into a costly and frustrating ordeal for your family and heirs.

The crafting of a good estate plan starts with planning, followed by the proper drafting and signing of appropriate legal documents such as wills, trusts, buy-sell agreements, durable powers of attorney for asset management, and an advanced health-care directive or health-care power of attorney. Having these documents in place saves you and your family a lot of money and time at a very difficult and emotional time.

Your estate planning should also address the coordination of the way you hold title to your various assets, your beneficiary selections, and philanthropic gifts you wish to make as a part of your legacy.

Regardless of the extent of your net worth, estate planning is important for everyone. Complex strategies may be used by wealthy people to reduce death taxes and costs. Others may only require a simple will and/or trust to pass on property to their heirs and provide for minor children.

Even if a simple will is all you require, an estate plan is an essential part of your financial planning. Everybody will need it someday. The time to address or update your estate plan is now.
Today’s Thought
“The only person who doesn't need an estate plan is the one who lives forever and never gets sick.”
-Your financial PARTNER

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:   CHECKLIST – SIX STEPS TOWARD SUCCESSFUL ESTATE PLANNING


For more information on creating a legacy as a part of your estate and financial planning, email Ken Frisch or Bridget Brell Holt, philanthropic services officers, Toledo Community Foundation, or call 419.241.5049. 

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Featured Success Story


Planning ahead for Lifelong Giving
Meet Darcy Wagner, Ph.D.


Darcy is one of the youngest people in the 40-year history of the Foundation to establish a Donor Advised Fund. "I knew giving was something I wanted to do with my whole life - not just the end of my life."

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Video Spotlight

Making A Difference Thru Charitable Giving

Working together we can make a difference in our community through charitable giving.  In this video, you will hear from a number of individuals why giving back is important to them.

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