VCF partnership boosts planned giving

Planned giving has long been a tradition at Marlboro College, but like many things Marlboro it started off small. That is about change, now that Marlboro has partnered with Vermont Community Foundation (VCF) to help administer and invest in an attractive range of planned giving options.

“While the official invitation to invest in Marlboro’s planned giving vehicles will take place in the fall, this is an opportune time to let our alumni and friends know of our exciting partnership with VCF,” said Matthew Barone, chief external relations officer. “It is through VCF’s valuable experience and expertise that Marlboro will be able to offer and track investment options that benefit both the college and its generous donors.”

Services provided by VCF include setting up charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts, and charitable lead trusts, each of which has distinct benefits. While donors’ first contact will always be with the development staff at Marlboro, VCF’s philanthropy team is there to help with the actual gift transfer and with any technical consultation required by donors.

“We’re delighted to be a partner for Marlboro College in its planned giving efforts,” said Felipe Rivera, interim president & CEO at VCF. “The partnership with the community foundation allows the college’s donors to easily and quickly…benefit an institution that helps so many Vermonters advance their careers and become thoughtful leaders.”