Calumet receives annual investment income that goes to support one of the key initiatives of the Board: Keep the cost of Resident Camp as affordable as possible. Together with financial gifts given to the Annual Fund, this investment income makes a week at summer camp affordable.
The investment income comes from our endowment fund made up of gifts given to Calumet, most often estate gifts, from people who really value what it is that Calumet is about. Please think about remembering Calumet in your estate plan. It’s easy to do!
Name Calumet as a beneficiary of a Life Insurance policy, an IRA or other retirement fund, a life income agreement such as a Charitable Gift Annuity or Trust, or by remembering Calumet in your Will. When you do so, let us know so that you can become a member of Calumet’s Evergreen Society -- a growing number of people who have remembered Calumet with a planned gift.
It’s startling that most people don’t have a Will. Only 30% of the general public have Wills. Most of those folks have Wills that are out of date. Of those people who have a Will that is current and up to date, most have not named a charity as a beneficiary. Why? Studies tell us that the primary reason people don’t name a charitable passion in their estate plan is because no one asked them -- and therefore it never dawned on them to do it!
So for all of you Calumet fans out there -- what we do here is vitally important in the lives of children, families, individuals, and congregations. What we do here really matters. Remember Calumet with a gift - consider yourself asked!