Heinz Living Legacy Circle

Heinz Living Legacy Circle

What is the Heinz Living Legacy Circle?

Named after Arthur E. Heinz. This legacy circle was created in memory of Arthur (Art) E. Heinz who was Chicago born and raised, and retired to Stevens Point in 1995. The Packer fan from Chicago loved it here. He befriended some neighbors and made a few close friends, but was a private person. Art enjoyed gardening, animals, history, classical music, the stock market, and watching sports and old movies. He was a fiscal conservative and lived very modestly.

When Art passed away in May, 2011, he left his entire estate (nearly $4 million) to the Community Foundation to help meet its mission of helping people, enhancing education, enriching arts & culture, contributing to wellness and improving the environment. Art’s generous gift will significantly increase the Foundation’s ability to meet its mission, and will have a profound impact on future generations and the community Art loved FOREVER.

If you are interested in joining Art in providing for the future of our community and becoming a part of the Heinz Living Legacy Circle, whatever the amount of your estate gift, please read on!

The Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin’s Heinz Living Legacy Circle recognizes donors who have made arrangements through their estate planning (such as a bequest, a trust, a retirement plan, insurance policy or some other form of deferred gift) that will support their charitable giving dreams through the Community Foundation. Since estate gifts are often made after the donor’s death, the Heinz Living Legacy Circle allows the Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin to recognize those individuals now who are planning to make a difference in this community in the future.

Since 1982, the Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin has made it possible for generous and thoughtful individuals and families to realize their charitable giving dreams. Through permanent gifts to the Community Foundation, they have provided for the future of their community. Their legacy is one of philanthropy, of opportunity, and of providing a better quality of life for untold numbers of residents of Central Wisconsin.

The Heinz Living Legacy Circle is composed of caring individuals and families who have made formal plans to leave a gift to the Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin. Members of the Heinz Living Legacy Circle are recognized on the Community Foundation’s website and in other publications. The staff of the Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin is available to Heinz Living Legacy Circle members and their financial advisers to discuss questions and concerns regarding estate planning and giving.

By 2050, Portage and Waushara County residents are likely to transfer $10 billion to the next generation.  If all those residents choose to invest 5% of their estates in community endowment funds, an additional $20 million would be available annually to achieve community priorities. For our community, will you consider a 5% gift?

It is a special person who provides for the future of his or her community. Now, through the Community Foundation’s Heinz Living Legacy Circle, such thoughtful and generous planning and provision can be recognized.

To become a member of the Heinz Living Legacy Circle program is easy. We just need a little information about you and would like to talk with you briefly about your intentions for the gift that you are planning on leaving. It all starts by filling out the form here and this will prompt us to contact you and begin the process.

To download an application form:  Click Here

Robert & Mary BerardJoan Joerns*
Jack & Cheryl BrooksEdith Kraus*
William B. Bruce III*Irene E. Kubisiak*
Paul & Debbie CallahanMary Ann Laszewski
Jim CanalesNancy Newell Moore
Nancy Croisant*Margaret Myhra*
Tom & Kathy DaviesTerry & Karla Rothmann
Harriet Fulton*Ruth Salzmann*
Helen Godfrey*Bill Schierl & Sarena Melotte
James GodfreyCraig & Cheri Smith
Geraldine Hartford*Mary & Robert Taylor
Arthur E. Heinz*Carl Wohlbier*
Jan & Kathy HermannAnonymous (7 Members)
John & Vicki Jenks
* Deceased and/or realized legacy gifts