Our community faces both remarkable growth and unprecedented challenges. Amid these transformative times lies a unique opportunity to strengthen the very foundation of our beloved hometown. The transfer of wealth, an intergenerational shift of financial resources, presents us with a chance to shape our community’s future and leave a legacy for generations to come.
The transfer of wealth is a phenomenon that occurs as assets pass from one generation to another, encompassing property, businesses, investments, and other valuable possessions. With the aging baby boomer generation, this transfer has already begun, and the impact is profound, resonating across the nation. In Florida alone, a staggering $884 trillion in wealth is expected to change hands over the next decade, with Marion County accounting for $16.3 billion of that total.
Now, more than ever, is the time for local families to consider allocating just 5% of their estate plan to support our community’s future. One way to assist is by directing this portion to the Community Foundation’s Community Fund. This fund gives the foundation the flexibility to support needs in the community as they arise and ensures your gift will make a difference for generations to come.
The transfer of wealth is not only a financial shift but a chance to make a collective impact on the future of our community. By contributing to the community fund, we can build a legacy of prosperity and address critical needs. This fund can create transformative opportunities for our community, fostering growth, development, and philanthropy in various ways.
1. Community Development: The infusion of funds into community development projects will enhance the region’s infrastructure, support education, and improve public services. A stronger foundation ensures a higher quality of life for all, fostering a sense of pride and belonging within our community.
2. Philanthropic Endeavors: By directing wealth towards charitable causes, local nonprofits, and social initiatives, we can create a lasting positive impact on critical community services and support vulnerable populations. It is through these acts of kindness and generosity that we can uplift and empower those in need.
3. Address Catastrophic Events: During catastrophic events, it is important that immediate needs are met to help our community recover. These funds will continue to address current and future needs in Marion County.
As the transfer of wealth unfolds, let us embrace this unique opportunity to invest in the future of Marion County. By dedicating a small percentage of our wealth to the foundation’s Community Fund, we can collectively shape a brighter, more prosperous tomorrow. Together, let us leave a legacy of unity, compassion, and lasting impact that resonates throughout our community for generations to come. OS