YOUR LEGACY CAN ENSURE JOY FOR YEARS TO COME
As a nonprofit organization, Camp Joy depends on your support to help thousands of underserved children. Every gift is important to help people grow and succeed through experience-based learning. Legacy gifts allow donors to make a designation in a variety of ways from an estate or to honor a loved one:
Wills & Bequests: A gift to Camp Joy by Will allows you to retain all your assets during your lifetime and/or the life of your spouse. Designations may be made for a percent of your estate or for a specific amount. The gift may also be made in honor of
Outright Gift: A direct gift of cash, appreciated securities or real properties may be the most convenient way for you to make a contribution to Camp Joy.
Charitable Remainder Trusts: A Charitable Remainder Trust can provide fixed income to you (and your spouse) for as long as you live. Thereafter, the trust principal is a gift to Camp Joy. You may include other charities or beneficiaries as recipients of the trust as well.
Charitable Lead Trust: A Charitable Lead Trust can be appropriate if you have sufficient income now, but wish to retain ownership of the trust principle to meet future financial goals for your family. Income from the Trust will be directed to Camp Joy as a gift for the specified duration, after which time the principal will return to you or designated survivors.
Gift Annuities: When you transfer cash or securities of more than $10,000 to Camp Joy, the annuity would guarantee a fixed stream of income would flow to you (and your spouse, if you desire), after which the remaining principal of the annuity becomes a gift to Camp Joy.
Life Insurance: When you no longer need the additional security of life insurance, the policy can be donated to Camp Joy.
Retirement Funds: If you have significant retirement plan assets, such as an IRA or 401(k), Camp Joy can be named the beneficiary, which could potentially result in tax savings for your estate.
For more information on our planned giving options, please contact Jennifer Dean, Foundation Coordinator, at 937-289-9145, or JenniferDean@camp-joy.org.
TOM & MARTHA HUHEEY: A LEGACY TO LIFT UP OUR REGION’S YOUTH
Tom and Martha Huheey were introduced to Camp Joy in the 1990’s, when their accountant, Steve Lowe, brought them to see Camp Joy at the Camp’s annual Harvest Fest Celebration. They fell in love with Camp Joy’s mission to serve children in need and valued the outdoor education and enrichment that Joy’s programming provided for youth from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Tom was a hog farmer and Martha worked as an occupational nurse at P&G. They lived frugally and lived in Westwood, OH. When they included Camp Joy in their will, it was their wish that their gift would continue to support these programs and ensure these outdoor opportunities could continue to lift up our region’s youth.
Judy Gelwicks and Beth Schumacher, the nieces of Tom and Martha Huheey, presented the $1,075,000 check from the Huheey Trust—the camp’s first planned gift from an estate. Our board voted unanimously to invest this legacy gift into the Restricted Endowment Fund, which provides financial support for camp and outdoor programs serving children and ensures that the opportunity to participate in these programs are available to everyone regardless of financial or physical ability.
“Tom & Martha Huheey’s amazing legacy gift is truly a dream come true to help financially sustain Camp Joy’s original mission of serving children-in-need,” says Mike McGinty, Camp Joy Foundation Executive Director. “Thanks to this gift, Camp Joy will now be able to annually provide enriching outdoor experiences for dozens of children that are confronted with life’s hardships. This incredible planned gift from Tom & Martha Huheey will impact lives in perpetuity.”