Ways to Give

Gifts come in many forms. Which makes the most sense for you and your family?

You’ve worked hard to build your legacy, carefully saving and planning with future generations in mind. And if you’re on this page, you probably have a vested interest in the health of local water resources. 

The Lilly Center offers several pathways to support the future of our lakes, including gifts of stock, estate gifts, charitable gift annuities and more. Our team is prepared to help you identify the best option and navigate the details. Keep scrolling to learn more.

Cash, Check and Credit Card

Cash a gift of cash using a check, or a gift via credit card, can be the easiest way to give. Checks should be made out to the Lilly Center for Lakes & Streams and mailed to 1 Lancer Way, Winona Lake, IN 46590.

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Estate Gifts and Bequests

Including a charitable bequest in your will is a simple way to make a lasting gift to the Lilly Center. When you make a gift to the Lilly Center, that gift will become your personal legacy of giving.


Appreciated Assets

Gifts of appreciated stocks or bonds provide a tax benefit to the donor as well as fulfilling your charitable intent. Gifts can be made by electronic transfer. Contact us for instructions on how you can transfer directly from your brokerage or investment account to the Lilly Center.


Real Estate

Making a charitable gift of real estate to the Lilly Center helps you avoid property gains. The value of your real estate may exceed that of any other asset you own. With the help of the Lilly Center, you can use it to fulfill your charitable interests and receive financial and tax benefits.


Life Insurance, IRA or 401(K) Plans

Life insurance provides a simple way for you to give a significant gift to the Lilly Center with tax benefits that you can enjoy during your lifetime. Gifts of life insurance enable donors to make a future major gift at a relatively modest cost.


Charitable Lead or Remainder Trusts

A charitable lead trust allows you to provide income to the Lilly Center for a period of time. At the end of the designated time, the corpus is distributed to whomever you designate, such as an heir. A charitable remainder trust allows you to receive income for the rest of your life, knowing that whatever remains will benefit your community.


Charitable Gift Annuities

Giving through a charitable gift annuity allows you to arrange a generous gift to the Lilly Center, while providing an income source that you can count on for the rest of your life.