Legacy Giving

Planning a Gift to Freight & Salvage

The simplest and easiest planned gift is a bequest in a will or trust. These heartfelt gifts are greatly valued and provide you with flexibility while not using your current assets.

The following pages will offer ideas as to how you can be a part, truly a partner, in the shaping and developing of our future through your gifts and support of Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse. Your rewards will be more than the potential tax savings. The Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse is a community-based, nonprofit organization that needs your support to New interiorcontinue to flourish. Our founders wanted to establish an enduring nonprofit institution because they realized that our mission — promoting the understanding and appreciation of traditional music — was too important to be purely profit motivated. Your partnership will continue to help us thrive and provide you and generations to come with the music you love.


Freight & Salvage photoThere are as many different ways to support Freight & Salvage as there areneeds for your support. Planning a gift is more than just finding a need. There are many factors to consider. If you are notfamiliar with the concepts and strategies of charitable gift planning, you might want to take a moment to consider our quick guide to legacy gifts (Legacy Giving Options) and Factors in Planning.


The stories that follow this page share some of the different ways people can become partners with us in changing lives. Take a moment to see how people — perhaps in circumstances similar to yours — have found ways to support  their charities and in turn enriched their hearts and provided needed support to others. Just click on the links in the table below.

Wills and Bequests Appreciated Stock
Charitable Remainder Trusts Real Estate
Retirement Assets Life Insurance
Retained Life Estate Bargain Sales
Charitable Lead Trusts Tangible Personal Property


Freight & Salvage photoIf you have already included Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse in your estate plans, please let us know by calling us or filling out our estate intention form. We would like to assist you in making certain your intentions will be carried out. If you have not written a will yet, regardless of your charitable intent, please consider this.


Individual circumstances will vary — as with all tax and estate planning, please consult your attorney or estate specialist. We will be glad to answer questions and offer suggestions confidentially based on your personal circumstances. Please call us or e-mail us (see contact page). You may also use our information request form.

The news page contains quick introductions and links to article about general personal finacial matters as well as legacy giving.


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You can find additional information with our frequently asked questions, glossary, and the site map.


For more information or a confidential discussion of your charitable options, please email or call the Development Director, Susan Lefkowich, at 510 644-2020 ext. 114.

Please note, individual financial circumstances will vary. The information on this site does not constitute legal or tax advice. Donor stories and photographs are for purposes of illustration only. As with all tax and estate planning, please consult your attorney or estate specialist. All material is copyrighted and is for viewing purposes only. Use of this site signifies your agreement with the terms of use. The content in this Legacy Giving section has been developed for Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse and is owned by Future Focus. Please report any problems to section webmaster.