LEAVE A LEGACY® WINONA
When people are hungry, children need school supplies or a flood devastates your community, you help. Your charitable gift touches those in need today. The organizations you support also touch the future after your lifetime. Their work, and the lives they touch, can be your legacy.
LEAVE A LEGACY® is a collaborative effort among non-profit organizations and professional advisors to educate the public and promote the idea of giving through bequests.
You can leave your legacy to the Winona area through contributions to education, healthcare, youth organizations, services for people with disabilities, art organizations, or your place of worship.
Find a Non-Profit Partner
The following organizations and businesses have demonstrated their belief in encouraging individuals to consider including nonprofit(s) in their charitable estate planning.
Find an Advisor Partner
Local advisors provide the foundation needed to manage your estate plans and future philanthropic goals
How to Leave a Legacy
Charitable Bequests Simple, Yet Often the Most Meaningful Gifts
Making a difference in the lives that follow…
Dillard Sobeck was a custodian at Madison Elementary School. The work wasn’t high paying or glamorous, but he loved it because of the kids. At his death, Dillard established a small yearly scholarship for kids from Madison who were graduating from high school and on their way to college. That way, Dillard could be assured he could continue to remove barriers to their success.”
Pearl grew up on a dairy farm in Lewiston, Minnesota. During a terrible snowstorm in the 1930s, a train derailed near her family farm and the men working on the train came seeking food and shelter. Pearl, 20 at the time, remembers one man offered her mother spare change for her hospitality. Her mother said, “Our family doesn’t charge; we give.” Pearl lived this motto during her 95 years. On her death she left virtually her entire estate to charity.”