Gifts that Honor Your Legacy

Make an impact on the generations of tomorrow.
Establishing a planned educational gift creates a personal touch with a lasting impact on the lives of our students today and tomorrow.

Bequests are gifts to Harford County Education Foundation designated in your will that are simple, flexible and versatile. All you need is to add a few sentences to your will using our official legal bequest language.   Because the gift is made after your death, you can change your mind at any time simply by changing your will.   You can specify anything from money to a prized possession to a percentage of your estate. Bequests are also entitled to an estate tax charitable deduction for their full value.

Beneficiary Designations
Naming Harford County Education Foundation as the recipient of your assets, IRAs and retirement plans, or life insurance or insurance annuities allows you to support Harford County Education Foundation and often leave your heirs with many tax advantages. Life insurance policies are a low-cost way to leave a large gift by naming Harford County Education Foundation as the beneficiary.

Endowed Gifts
Endowments are gifts that are a permanent pool of support for Harford County Education Foundation programs, because the funds are invested by professionals on behalf of Harford County Education Foundation to support our programs for many lifetimes to come. Cash, securities or other assets can be used to create your endowment.

Real Estate
For many of our supporters, few things are as satisfying as knowing the place they’ve called home will become a sizeable gift to Harford County Education Foundation upon their passing.  Real estate gifts are good ways to enjoy your home today, and pass on its value so Harford County Education Foundation can sustain its ever-expanding support students in our public schools.  Also called a retained life estate, you have the right to retain ownership of the property throughout your lifetime.

For more information on making a planned gift, please contact Deb at


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all-day Stuff the Bus School Supply Drive
Stuff the Bus School Supply Drive
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Stuff the Bus School Supply Drive
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