by Jennifer Tolle Whiteside
I like to count.
In my head is a running inventory of collections of numbers, like: entrees with five ingredients or less; the number of steps I have taken that day; or three commands that all dogs should know.
I know for a fact that people are also attracted to headlines and stories that use numbers to package ideas. Who hasn’t clicked on things like “10 best ways to cut your budget while saving for that dream vacation?” Or “4 things you should always ask a new job candidate.”
Well, we at NCCF also have a number we like to bandy about, and that’s “5 reasons why an endowment with NCCF is important.” This is our business, and we believe we are the best place to create an endowment -- so we really had to whittle it down to keep it to the top 5.
Or, as our Development Vice President Beth Boney Jenkins likes to query (and then of course answer) “Why are we worthy?”
NCCF has streamlined the procedure for creating an endowment. A minimum gift of $10,000 and a simple legal agreement will quickly establish a donor advised or designated endowment that will actually be around long after you’re gone. Additional gifts can be made in any amount at any time. These can range from small donations to the incorporation of a planned giving strategy. And our team of professionals will provide all of the administration, record-keeping, grantmaking, gift acknowledgments and fund performance reports.
Maybe that last paragraph snuck in a few more reasons that we’re worthy of creating your endowment. You probably have a few of your own. We’d love to hear from you. Let’s count all the reasons that this is a good idea for you.