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Leave a Lasting Legacy

“The true meaning of life is to plant trees; under whose shade you do not expect to sit.”

~Nelson Henderson

Our individual legacies are often difficult to fathom and even trickier to measure. When we pause to reflect on the good we have done, fulcrum thoughts may turn to family and those we love and serve. Still, it is hard to know how far the rings will travel out from the handful of pebbles we threw in the big pond.


Some among us are more deliberate about building a legacy. These thoughtful and fervent benefactors invest in that which is important to them and give of their time, their wisdom, and their resources. For those stakeholders who believe strongly in the mission of an institution like Jamaica College, a gift of an endowment is particularly rewarding. An endowment is a gift that lasts. It is, by design, a gift that creates a permanent source of support for the mission that will be there long after the giver has transitioned. In this sense, those who build a legacy through endowment plant trees that bloom new again and again; trees whose shade many generations of our young men will come to enjoy.



With the word “perpetuity” in mind, JCOBA-NY, encourages our members and supporters to consider solidifying their legacy through a legacy endowment fund. Making a planned gift is a wonderful way to show your support and appreciation for Jamaica College and its mission while accommodating your own personal, financial, estate-planning, and philanthropic goals. With smart planning, you may actually increase the size of your estate and/or reduce the tax burden on your heirs. Just as important, you will know that you have made a meaningful contribution to JC.


Legacy Funds, allow you to give part of your estate to continue your vision of providing prosperity to future generations at Jamaica College and the causes you care about. We recommend that you first familiarize yourself with various legacy funds gift options, by consulting with your financial advisor.

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