Ways To Give To Lake View Cemetery
The mission of The Lake View Cemetery Foundation, a 501 (c) 3, is for the purpose of maintaining, preserving and enhancing for the benefit of the general public the historically and architecturally significant buildings, monuments and areas located within, and the horticulture botanical gardens and landscape of Lake View Cemetery and provide education outreach programs.
The purpose of our Annual Fund is to encourage financial support to Lake View. Gifts help to preserve this Cleveland Landmark. Anyone with a love of “Cleveland Outdoor Museum and Arboretum” is encouraged to support the cemetery, from our trustees, staff and visitors.
What you are supporting?
Your generosity to Lake View Cemetery and your participation in our Annual Fund allows us to help preserve the legacy of Lake View including:
- Enhancing the horticulture at the cemetery including the continuation and expansion of the marvelous collection of unique and special trees, and our picturesque Daffodil Hill.
- Assist with the upkeep of the roads.
- Providing the opportunity to share the magnificent James A. Garfield Monument and Wade Memorial Chapel, both on the Register of National Historic Places, with the general public and assist in the maintenance of those buildings.
- Providing educational programs to thousands each year.
- Assist in providing to the general public the ability to share in the historical, architecture, and horticultural aspects of Lake View Cemetery through walks, tours and events.
A strong Annual Fund shows the far reaching effects the cemetery has on those that have loved ones buried here and also the general public. A strong Annual Fund will assist Lake View as we look to local and national foundations to assist in preserving the cemetery, assist in repairs of the James A. Garfield Monument that are beyond our normal upkeep of the building and to continue to provide educational programs to the thousands of school students each year.
Each and every gift, regardless of the size is significant. Make your gift go even further! Arranging a corporate matching gift is an easy way to increase the effect of your personal contribution to Lake View Cemetery. Please check to see if your company is eligible today. The impact of your gift to Lake View Cemetery could be unlimited and is critical to this amazing organization
Our Annual Fund beginning each year on January 1st and ends December 31st. Click here to donate online.
IN MEMORY/IN HONOR
A donation In Memory or In Honor is a wonderful way to support Lake View Cemetery and to share a special thought of a loved one. Commemorate a birthday, graduation, marriage, or celebration of a person’s life as the time to make that generous contribution to Lake View. Click here to donate online.
A CHARITABLE GIFT ANNUNITY
A contract which a charity (Lake View Cemetery) agrees to pay a fixed amount of money to one or two individuals for their lifetime, in return for a transfer of cash, marketable securities or assets. The annuity payment is a tax free return of principal which will provide the donor with an income.
CREATING A BEQUEST (CURRENT WILL OR LIVING TRUST)
A bequest in your will allows you to pass any dollar amount you wish to Lake View Cemetery free of estate tax. You have the flexibility of giving cash, specific property, and a percentage of your estate, a specific dollar amount, all with or without restrictions.
GIFTS OF LIFE INSURANCE
You can name Lake View as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy. The benefit is your estate will receive an estate tax deduction for the gift because proceeds are not included in your estate.
CHARITABLE GIFTS WITH IRA ASSETS
You can name Lake View Cemetery as a beneficiary on an IRA account leaving all or some of the assets to Lake View. No income or estate tax are due when the money is donated. When an IRA is designated to Lake View your estate will receive an estate tax charitable deduction.
Donating appreciated stocks to Lake View can provide tax benefits including a charitable deduction (generally for the fair market value of the securities at the time of the contribution) and you are not taxed on the capital gain that would result if you sold the stock.
For all charitable donations, please consult with your professional financial planner, accountant or estate attorney to determine how your gift may affect your overall financial plan.
For more information on ways to give to Lake View, contact Kathy Goss at 216-421-2665 or firstname.lastname@example.org.