The Sara-Jane Stackpole Legacy Society

sarajanestackpole.gifThe Sara-Jane Stackpole Legacy Society recognizes all those who have notified us that they have included the Foundation in their will or other deferred giving plan. The name of the Society honors one of the Foundations’ founding advisory board members, Sara-Jane Stackpole, who passed away on October 25, 2006. She gave the Foundation its first-ever planned gift. Her dedication and commitment to the concept of a community foundation was demonstrated even prior to her death when she and her family created funds in honor of her parents, Harrison and Muriel Dauer Stackpole. During her life, she also provided on-going financial support for the operations and growth of the Foundation. In her estate she continued her support with a grand legacy when she created two new funds and significantly added to the funds that bear her parents’ name. She was determined to see the Community Foundation in Elk County flourish and succeed. Her belief in the mission and vision of the Elk County Community Foundation was admirable and the Board of Directors chose to honor her with this designation.


You are cordially invited to join the Sara-Jane Stackpole Legacy Society. We recommend that you discuss your estate plans with your family, your attorney, accountant, insurance agent or financial planner as may be appropriate. You may also contact the Foundation office to discuss the various ways to leave your legacy through the Community Foundation. 

Common ways to provide a gift are as follows:
     • Bequest through your will or trust 
     • IRA/401K designation
     • Life Insurance policy beneficiary designation
     • Charitable Trust (life income arrangements)
     • Charitable Remainder Trust
     • Charitable Lead Trust
     • Charitable Gift Annuity
     • Estate Note/Deferred Pledge Agreement (available from ECCF office)

Please inform the Elk County Community Foundation that you have made the necessary arrangements by returning the enrollment form to P.O. Box 934, St. Marys, PA 15857. This will give us permission to include your name in future listings of Sara-Jane Stackpole Legacy Society members.

Click here to download an enrollment form.

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