Leave a Legacy of Oswego County Announces Training for Non-Profits

OSWEGO – Leave a Legacy for Oswego County will host a workshop “Plan for Your Planned Gift” for local not-for-profits on November 3, at 8:30 a.m. in the J. P. Cullinan Conference Room at the Oswego Hospital on 110 W. Sixth St.

The seminar is free for one representative from the Legacy member agencies and $10 for additional or non-members representatives.

Registration and a continental breakfast will be provided at 8 a.m.

Parking is available in the lot across the street. Enter the building at the south entrance to the lower level.

Speakers will be Mark Slayton, director of finance for both the Oswego College Foundation and the Oswego Alumni Association, and Karen Ferguson, director of the Oswego Health Foundation.

Both presenters bring years of experience working with donors in a not-for-profit setting.

The topic will give attendees an opportunity to learn about gift acceptance, endowment structures and tools for planned giving relationships.

Leave a Legacy for Oswego County is a community-based program designed to help educate the community about the positive impact of charitable giving through a will or estate planning.

“We are excited about offering this opportunity for area non-profits” said Mercedes Niess, chair of the Legacy Membership Committee. “This workshop will better prepare agencies to communicate their mission and needs to potential donors.”

In addition to brochures, a website and an annual publicity campaign, the organization offers information to professionals about area not-for-profits.

Legacy membership dues provide education and information to their members about planned giving.

To register for the workshop or to learn how to become a member, contact (315)-342-0480 or [email protected]

For more information, visit www.oswegoleavealegacy.org