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Greater Cleveland Food Bank

Tributes & Planned Giving

Tributes

With each holiday, birthday or anniversary there is an opportunity to give a present that gives twice - a memorial or tribute gift to the Greater Cleveland Food Bank.

A memorial or tribute gift to the Food Bank made in your loved ones’ honor shows your appreciation for them while also helping fight hunger in our area.

When you make a memorial or tribute gift, we’ll send an ecard immediately to inform your loved one of your kindness. You can select from a variety of cards for various occasions with personalization options.

And they’ll be alerted of the impact of their gift and that each dollar donated provides four nutritious meals for those at risk of hunger in our area.

Make a Tribute or Memorial Gift.


Planned Giving

Tomorrow's Harvest is the Greater Cleveland Food Bank's planned giving society. By supporting Tomorrow's Harvest, you can ensure that tomorrow's families in need in our area will not go hungry.

A planned gift can be especially meaningful because it provides long term support that strengthens our ability to meet future challenges in the fight against hunger. You can make a lasting gift that will meet a basic need by providing nutritious food to families who would otherwise struggle to put meals on the table.

We welcome the opportunity to discuss with you and your attorney or financial advisor the many options available to meet your charitable objectives and provide for your loved ones. For example, you can leave a bequest in your will, add the Greater Cleveland Food Bank as a beneficiary of your life insurance policy, give a gift of retirement assets or set up a charitable gift annuity. 

Our partnership with The Cleveland Foundation makes it possible for donors to establish a charitable gift annuitycharitable remainder trust or charitable lead trust that will benefit the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. We recommend you consult with your legal and/or financial advisor to determine the best option based on your circumstances.

Contact Stacey McKinley at smckinley@clevelandfoodbank.org or 216-738-2056 to get started.

Bequests
A bequest in your will, naming the Greater Cleveland Food Bank as a beneficiary, is an easy way to support our future hunger relief efforts. A bequest can be a gift of cash, securities or other specified asset.

Life Insurance
Life insurance policies are another asset suitable as a planned gift to the Food Bank. By donating a paid-up life insurance policy or designating the Greater Cleveland Food Bank as a beneficiary of a new policy, you can help us to continue our distribution of food to those in need well into the future.

Retirement Assets
Retirement assets may be one of the best assets to transfer as a charitable contribution because of their specific characteristics. In many cases retirement assets can be the highest taxed asset of an estate, and a beneficiary may have to pay income tax on distributions received. Please consult your legal and/or financial advisor about the gifting of any type of retirement asset, profit sharing plan, a 401(k) or 403(b), or an IRA before taking action. You can make a tax-efficient gift and help us provide food for those in need through a Charitable IRA.