Legacy Society - Circle of Compassion

Become a Champion

A friend of C.A.R.E. who commits to leaving a gift to C.A.R.E. in their will or estate plan, and lets us know of the plan becomes a Champion in the Circle of Compassion Legacy Society. This designation of honor was created to recognize anyone who has decided to participate in securing the financial future of our mission to assist victims and survivors of violent crimes.

The very generous Champions who have created their personal legacy to ensure that C.A.R.E. is able to continue to serve victims and survivors in our community who are hurting are:

  • Paula Hess, Chair Emeritus and Founder
  • Natalie Lashway
  • Linda Lusk
  • Ellen Webb
  • Jo Ann Tompkins
  • Robert J. Clendenin
  • Bobbi Bevis
  • David Wilson
  • Judith W. Wilson
  • Judith Harris

Make a Legacy Gift Commitment and Become a Champion

A gift to C.A.R.E. in your will, a bequest, is one of the easiest ways to leave a lasting impact on your favorite charity. With the help of a professional advisor, you can include language in your will or trust specifying that gifts are to be made to family and C.A.R.E. as part of your estate plan. The benefits of securing such a plan are:

  • You choose to leave a lasting legacy to be remembered and that means something special to you
  • You may receive estate tax savings
  • You lessen the tax burden on your heirs and beneficiaries

Options for making gifts and bequests are:

  • You can make a beneficiary designation of assets
  • You can gift a specific asset or dollar amount
  • You can gift a percentage of your estate
  • You can gift the residue of your estate


Download a Champion Membership Form (PDF)


How to get more information to get started making your gift plans? Contact us:

Linda Lusk, Chief Advancement Officer