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Leave a lasting legacy
Roberta (Bobbie) Griffin loved animals. She grew up on a farm, the fourth of five girls. The girls rode horses to the local school and in the summer the family would often travel to Ngongotaha, on the shores of Lake Rotorua, where they enjoyed trout fishing.
Animals remained Bobbie’s greatest passion and, over the years, she and her sister Enid adopted numerous dogs and cats from the local SPCA, which brought them great joy.
When Bobbie updated her will in 2010, she established the Roberta and Enid Griffin Fund with the Geyser Community Foundation. She decided to leave a gift in her will to be invested in the Fund, for the benefit of the Rotorua SPCA.
Bobbie died in 2014 and since then, every year the Rotorua SPCA receives a gift from the Roberta and Enid Griffin Fund managed by Geyser Community Foundation. The gift comes from the annual income earned from the investment of the Fund, which has already gifted over $45,000.
“And it doesn’t end there,” says Geyser’s Executive Officer, Annette Burgess. “Because the gift is invested in perpetuity and the capital remains intact, Bobbie’s passion for her four-legged friends will now live on forever.
“A personal fund like this is a really effective giving vehicle; it enables people like Bobbie to leave a family legacy to benefit their chosen causes, forever. I am always blown away by the joy that comes with legacy giving.”
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September is Wills MonthThis month is a good reminder of the importance of having a will and keeping it current – and we’ve made it easy for you.
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Local law firms in Rotorua and Taupo have been supporting Geyser’s Wills Month promotion for several years. During the month of September, our partner firms will make a simple change to an existing will to include a gift to the local community through the Geyser Community Foundation at no charge. Click here to read more >>>
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If you are considering leaving a gift in your will, we can help you make yours a lasting legacy for our community – BIG dreams CAN happen!
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Talk to us to find out how you can make your gift last forever. Contact Annette today on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07 349 7496.