Leaving a Legacy to the Stars
By Debbie Goodwin
Throughout history humans have gazed up at the night sky with curiosity and wonder. Polynesian navigators looked to the stars for direction. Galileo sparked the tradition of observing the heavens for understanding. Today astronomers continue to explore the cosmos for answers to explain our ultimate origins and our fate.
Supporting the W. M. Keck Observatory through a planned gift ensures this rigorous and noble endeavor will continue far into the future. Including Keck Observatory in your estate plan offers you financial benefits, entitles you to receive a charitable income tax deduction, and most importantly ensures support for the strategic goals of an organization that is aligned with your vision of how you wish to better the world in a lasting way.
Tax law provides a diverse selection of charitable gift options which include bequests, gift annuities, pooled income funds, and charitable trusts. You can use a blend of assets including cash, securities, and real estate to make your gift. By working with your professional advisor, you can benefit yourself, family members, or other individuals and the charitable organization of your choice.
For more information about supporting Keck Observatory through your will, trust, or planned gift, please contact Debbie Goodwin at 808.881.3814.