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Loft Living Legacy

“It feels like such an amazing opportunity to be able to support an organization I believe in so deeply, to play a part in seeing that it lasts beyond my time.”

Jim Moore, poet, cofounder of the Loft, and member of The Loft Living Legacy

Why a Planned Gift for the Loft?

Can you imagine a future without literature—without a space for readers and writers to meet—without stories to tell each other? We can’t either.

Nor can we imagine a future without the Loft community. We will always need to tell our stories, to offer healing words, to provide neutral ground for differing voices to be heard, and to record our world and the events that shape our lives. The Loft gives us this and much more.

The Loft Living Legacy offers friends and supporters of the Loft a way to leave a literary inheritance for the next generation of readers and writers. By providing a planned gift in your will or designating the Loft as your preferred memorial gift recipient, you are demonstrating your support of the Loft’s mission to advance the artistic development of writers, to foster a writing community, and to inspire a passion for literature.

Planning Your Legacy Gift

It is important to consult with your attorney and/or financial planner to decide upon the type of gift that is best suited to your unique situation.

While we cannot provide legal advice or technical assistance with the preparation of your estate plans, we are happy to provide some basic information on the many ways to include The Loft Literary Center in your estate plans. It is important to note that you need not have great wealth to do this. Rather, designating the Loft to receive assets from your estate plans may be a wonderful opportunity to impact your favorite cause (the future of reading and creative writing) in a way that you cannot afford at the moment.

What is a Planned Gift? (PDF)

Statement of Intent (PDF)

Codicil (PDF)

If you have questions or wish to speak with someone from the Loft’s development office, please email or call us at 612-215-2575.