Junior League of Charlotte

JLC Legacy Society


Honoring the past. Sustaining the future.

The legacy of the Junior League of Charlotte, Inc. (JLC) spans 87 years, more than $12.9 million and more than 1.5 million volunteer hours spent developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of training volunteers.

A force for change in Charlotte since 1926, the JLC has had a tremendous impact on the lives of children and families by identifying and meeting community needs in measurable ways. The enduring legacies of our partnerships include the Children’s Theatre of Charlotte, Charlotte Nature Museum, Charlotte Speech and Hearing, Council for Children’s Rights and the JLC Family Resource Center at Levine Children’s Hospital.

To secure the future of the League and its initiatives, the JLC established the Legacy Foundation, furthering the work begun by the Community Endowment Campaign of 2001. When you establish a planned gift to the JLC Legacy Foundation, you enable the foundation to continue to nurture and support the Junior League mission and its volunteers, today and tomorrow. Your legacy gift will help perpetuate enduring service to our community, its families and its children.

No matter your stage in life – whether you’re single, married, raising a family or planning for your retirement years – it is important to reflect on the kind legacy you want to leave to your community and future generations of women. Your gift to the JLC Legacy Foundation helps provide for the future sustainability of an organization you have supported over the years; one that has helped shape the woman and the volunteer you are today.

When you choose to include the JLC Legacy Foundation in your estate plans, you will become a member of our Legacy Society. This important group of women will reflect the true spirit of the JLC volunteer – one who has given and continues to give of herself and her resources. The generosity of the Legacy Society members will be recognized annually in publications of the JLC, and members will receive invitations to an annual Legacy Society event. 

Gift Options

Support of the JLC Legacy Foundation comes in many forms. Please consider one of the available gift options to sustain our future.

Gift of Cash or Appreciated Assets: Make a donation of cash, publically traded or closely held securities.

Gifts from Your Donor-Advised Fund: Recommend that the JLC Legacy Foundation receive a grant from your established fund.

Gifts from Your Charitable Trust: Designate the JLC Legacy Foundation as an income beneficiary or remainder beneficiary of the trust.

Gifts of Real Property or Tangible Personal Property: Make a gift of real estate, jewelry, art work or other personal property. Please contact the JLC Development Office for more information about the League’s gift acceptance policy.

Life Insurance Policy Beneficiary Designation: Name the JLC Legacy Foundation as a beneficiary or contingent beneficiary of an existing life insurance policy.

Retirement Plan Beneficiary Designation: Name the JLC Legacy Foundation as a beneficiary of a retirement plan.

Bequests in Your Will or Living Trust: Include the JLC Legacy Foundation as a beneficiary in your will or trust through a simple codicil.

  • General or Specific Bequest: Designate a dollar amount, percentage or specific item to the JLC Legacy Foundation.

Suggested language: I give $X (or X% or X item) to the Junior League of Charlotte Legacy Foundation, Inc., Charlotte, North Carolina, to be used for its general purposes.

  • Residuary Bequest: Designate all or part of remaining estate assets to the JLC Legacy Foundation after debts, expenses and specific bequests have been paid. 

Suggested language: I give ___% of my residuary estate to the Junior League of Charlotte Legacy Foundation, Inc.,         Charlotte, North Carolina, to be used for its general purposes. 

Next Steps

If you have elected to support the JLC Legacy Foundation, please download and submit the Letter of Intent for Estate Gift or click here so we may acknowledge your contribution and include you in the Legacy Society.

If you would like to be contacted by a League representative to discuss the opportunities and options for making a planned gift, please click here.

This information should not be considered financial or legal advice. Please contact your financial advisor or estate planner to determine the best charitable gift option for your specific situation.