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Everyone can leave a legacy.
What will yours be?

At Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT), our legacy of helping giving thrive began in 1953. In the past 65 years, hundreds of forward-thinking individuals, couples and families have partnered with CFT to make a commitment to further their passions and better our community beyond their lifetimes. These generous donors are recognized as part of CFT’s legacy society, the Live Oak Society.


When you give to charity through your will, you enjoy financial and tax benefits while also helping ensure that the work of your favorite nonprofit will endure for generations to come.

Planned gifts allow you to support your favorite nonprofits during your lifetime and beyond. Planning your philanthropic giving enables donors to make larger gifts than they could from ordinary income. Some planned gifts even provide lifelong income to your family. Other gift plans use estate and tax planning to provide for charity and heirs in ways that maximize the gift and/or minimize its impact on the donor’s estate. CFT advisors can help you determine which planned giving option is right for you and your family.

How to Include Charity In Your Will
 

Charitable trusts

Other ways to give 

 

What is the Live Oak Society?

LiveOakSocietyLogo.jpgThe Live Oak Society recognizes individuals and couples who have named Communities Foundation of Texas as the beneficiary of any type of planned or deferred gift. Planned gifts to any fund at CFT qualify for Live Oak Society membership and demonstrate the highest level of trust in Communities Foundation of Texas.

The purpose of the Live Oak Society is to recognize and thank those who have made these generous, forward-thinking gifts and to encourage and inspire others to give back similarly. 

Members often arrange for a planned gift through an estate gift in their wills or trusts, or they will name CFT as the beneficiary of 401k or IRA funds or life insurance policies. Planned gifts allow you to support your favorite nonprofits during your lifetime and beyond.

Planning your philanthropic giving enables individuals to make larger gifts than they could from ordinary income. Some planned gifts even provide lifelong income to your family. Other gift plans use estate and tax planning to provide for charity and heirs in ways that maximize the gift and/or minimize its impact on the donor’s estate. CFT advisors can help you determine which planned giving option is right for you and your family.

Live Oak Society: Current and Remembered Members

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Jeff Balcombe
Jim and Hong Bass
Toni Chapman Brinker
Mr. Wylie D. Cavin and Dr. Lillian W. Cavin
Brent E. Christopher
Betty Taylor Cox
Carter Creech
Michael and Barbara Eberhardt
Ann and Charles Eisemann
John Lill and Veletta Forsythe-Lill
Don and Beverly Freeman
Suzy and Larry Gekiere
Carol and Mark Goglia
Corrine and Tom Greco
Jeremy Gregg
Keith and D'Etta Hughes
Martha and Chandler Hugh Jackson Youth Fund
Amy Johnson
Sonia King Charitable Fund
Cece and Ford Lacy
Sarah Losinger
Lynne and Allen Mabry
Phyllis Meyerson
Eric and Jeannie Nadel
Carolyn and Denton Newham
Pankey Family Fund
Bill and Gayle Parker
Chris Freeman Popolo
Andy and Jackie Schwitter
Andy Smith and Paul von Wupperfeld
Susan Swan Smith
Gary and Rosie Walker
Kay and Bill Wehunt
Marnie and Kern Wildenthal
The Jefflyn Williamson Family Trust

Elizabeth Anne Ala
Pearl C. Anderson
Vonia Fritzess Van London Anderson
William D. Barrett
Patricia A. Bernstein
Forrest R. Biard
Jesse North Bigbee
Isadore H. and Eleanor R. Bonifas
Bill C. and Jean Hollowell Booziotis
Barbara and Bill E. Brice, Sr.
Norman Brinker
Frances and Jack Brown
Hattie Louise Browning
Jane and Bill Browning
Beryle G. Burdyn
Roberta Coke Camp
George Peters Caruth
Mabel Peters Caruth
William Walter Caruth, Jr.
Eddie Connor Case
Allison Cassens
Anson L. Clark
C. W. & Dorothy Anne Conn
Sherry Wigley Crow
V. A. and Earline Davidson
Lucile and Clarence Dragert
Jack McKinney Dumas
George Adeline and Jules H. Fine
James Carl and Hazel Ruby Forbes
Etha Reagin Forman
Edward C. Fritz
Louise Gartner
Charlotte W. and Joseph W. Geary
Mr. and Mrs. John T. Gordin
Elaine W. Gordon
Wallace and Sydney Hall
Harriet Halsell
Jack H. and Jane R. Hamilton 
J. C. and Kaye Harrington
Tom A. Harris
Robert J. Hertich
Ben O. Hindman
Margaret Horn
T. B. and Dorothy Hudson
Ruby Jennings
Robert L. Jensen
Lawrence Wendl and Loraine Froelich Jones
Bess W. Jones
John G. and Elena S. Kenedy
Lucille Brown Kennedy
Hazel Kyle
C. T. and Eula C. LaMaster
Fred M. Lange
Dean & Billye Libby
Bryan and Marcella G. Long
Martha D. Lytton
Betty Jeanne MacArthur
Elaine M. Mathes
Ruth Maxwell
Hugh and Mary Ann McAfee
Charles V. McCarter
Paul D. & Margaret M McElroy
Helen Medlin & John Michael Beidel
K. K. Meisenbach
Keith L. and Clela Ketchum Merrick
C. C. and Rosalind Miao
Ludwig A. and Carmen M. Michael
Margot W. and Ben H. Mitchell
Granville C. and Gladys H. Morton
John and Rheba Myers
Phyllis W. Nelson
William F. and Noreen L. Nicol
Phoebe & Russell H. Perry
Donald R. Polan
Leonard E. Powell
Grier and Louise Raggio
Julia M. Repp
Kristofer Robinson
Daniel C. Russell
Morton H. and Hortense L. Sanger
Lillie Mae Schwetke
Ernest H. Seelhorst
Jeanne Shelby
Robert F. and Carolyn K. Sherman
Allan Shivers, Jr., Brian M. Shivers, Marialice Shivers Ferguson
Charles R. Sitter
Vinitia C. and Cecil L. Smith
Geraldine Willens Sobel
William Soza
James Weldon & Bess Fleming Thomas
Robert B. Trull
William A. Turner, Jr.
Jack M. Tuttle, Jr.
Dorothy Hill Volk
Ernest G. and Irene H. Wadel
Travis T. Wallace
Adolph and Pauline Weinberger
Lucy Wight 
Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Wigley, Jr.
Joel and Betty Lu Williams
Ivor and Mildred Wold
Arthur L. Wolf
Manny B. and Janis R. Zelzer

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