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Planned Giving
- Leave Your Legacy Local-

The art of theatre is a cultural force with the capacity to transform the lives of individuals of all ages, as well as society at large. Your gift will help to ensure a bright future for the Lofte and the entities we serve: audiences, performers, crews, students, volunteers, communities and staff.

We would be pleased for the opportunity to work with you, your family, and/or your advisors to create a gift which will allow you to meet your personal, financial and philanthropic goals.

As the largest community theatre in southeast Nebraska, your support will be long remembered and serve as an inspiration for years to come. Your generosity will help to build on the Lofte Theatre’s robust artistic strengths, expand its educational programming, and grow its community presence.

For questions or assistance, please email Ken Patry, Treasurer, at:
or call 402-490-2380
What is Planned Giving?

Planned giving is the practice of designating a major gift to a charitable organization in life or as part of an estate plan. The gift could include cash, real estate,life insurance, equity, or personal property. Planned giving is sometimes referred to as ‘legacy giving’. The Lofte will use your gift to ensure the arts in rural theatre will carry on to the next generation, and continue to bring hope, love and joy to all who enter.
What are the Benefits and Drawbacks of this kind of Gift?
A gift in a will or trust is consistently among the most popular ways for benefactors to provide long-term support to non-profits that further their passions. This in large part is
because this type of gift is so simple to set up.
Below are two other key benefits:
  1.  You can change your mind at any time. A gift in your will or trust does not go into effect until after you are gone, giving you the opportunity to update or amend it at any time during your lifetime. Since you are not actually parting with assets today, you do not need to worry that it will affect your financial security should your circumstances change. This flexibility allows you to balance your generosity with your concerns about living expenses and your passion for giving.
  2.  You have options. You can make a gift of a specific amount, but that’s not the only option. Most of us don’t have a firm grasp on the sizes of our estates, and because it’s hard to place monetary values on belongings with sentimental meaning, making a gift of a percentage is a perfect option. Whatever your final estate’s value, you can use a portion of it to benefit the Lofte and rest easy knowing that your loved ones will also be taken care of. Even a small percentage can make a significant impact.
What are my Next Steps?
  1. Decide how much you would like to give and in what manner (See brochure above for options)
  2. Speak with your family
  3. Speak with your advisors
  4. Contact Lofte treasurer (Listed above)
If you have made a gift, please let us know. That way we can ensure your gift will be used exactly as you intend. Plus it would be our honor to thank you for your gift. Your generosity may also inspire others to consider this simple way to extend their support. We will respect any wishes regarding anonymity of course.
This information is not intended as legal or tax advice. For such advice, please consult an
attorney or tax advisor.
For charitable purposes, the legal name of the Lofte Community theatre is
The Lofte Association, Inc.,
a Section 501(c)3 non-profit corporation.
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