Farmers Learn to Save and Protect their Assets

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Speaking to a capacity crowd of farmers, local attorney, Greg Crider, also a Certified Estate Planning and Administration Specialist, explained the “importance of having a will to protect assets and save on taxes.”

IMG_4716_edited-1 Hosted by the Henry County Community Foundation (HCCF) and in partnership with Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service, the Ninth Farmers Breakfast was the first event of 2015 to celebrate the Foundation’s 30th anniversary.

Established on March 15, 1985, Beverly Matthews, president of HCCF, described some of the accomplishments the Foundation has made through the generosity of their donors.

“We have been supporting causes that matter to our donors and our community for 30 years. The Foundation has awarded $14.5 million of cumulative grants that are changing the landscape of our community and the lives of our citizens through education, community development, human services and good health opportunities – including arts and culture.”

Matthews also introduced the Foundation’s new website with an expanded “Donor Services” tab that links to a Gift Charity page. “This allows visitors to create their own personalized Wills Planner and Guide with their own protected password. Information that is entered on their own personal outline can then be saved and printed out to take to their attorney,” she explained.

The FFA chapters of Blue River, Knightstown, Shenandoah and Tri High schools and their advisors were recognized for their help with the breakfast as well as commended on their good works within the community. Following a hearty meal provided by community sponsors, farmers and their guests visited information stations and learned more about local services and how to become part of the community foundation movement through their gifts of charity.