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Bequests

Bequests

$8 million - $9 million = $25 million From the life of one generous woman, Irene Rothgerber, thousands of lives are touched. Every year, Irene's fund feeds hungry families, houses the homeless, aids the sick, preserves natural beauty, and educates children.

The Irene Rothgerber Fund is invested with the Foundation's other funds, and generates income to give away. To date, the fund has already given away $9 million to hundreds of local nonprofit organizations -- causes that Irene cared about so deeply. Even decades after her life, she continues to help those in need in our community. And her philanthropy will live on forever.

This is the power of an endowment. Irene's original gift in 1985 was $8 million. About $9 million has been given away to date. And the total value of the fund is worth $25 million today. Now that's some amazing math!

You also may want to make it easy and convenient to have a bequest included in your will. The language link below shows how a bequest can very easily be included in your will.

You might find it helpful to print this page and the bequest language. Please feel free to give this information to your attorney. If he or she has any questions, please have them contact Barbara Berv at phone number 303-300-1790 or e-mail me at cholleman@denverfoundation.org.


Click Here to review sample bequest language.

*Please note: The name and image above is representative of a typical donor and may or may not be an actual donor to our organization. Since your benefits may be different, you may want to click here to view a color example of your benefits.


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