For Paul Newman, philanthropy was a way of life. His determination and selfless generosity has impacted millions of people around the globe and inspired generations to embrace the same philanthropic spirit. Even more than his achievements in entertainment, Paul Newman’s legacy is best defined by the lives and communities changed as a result of his generosity.
Simply put, a legacy is how you leave the world better than you found it. As Paul readily acknowledged, his legacy wasn’t just his. It took staff, volunteers, community leaders and friends to fuel the effort.
SeriousFun Children’s Network is one of Paul’s proudest endeavors. What started as just a single summer camp for children with serious illnesses has now grown into 30 camps and programs around the world in just over 25 short years. Since it began, the Network has made a difference for more than 600,000 children and their families.
As you and your family plan how you might want to leave your legacy, please consider including SeriousFun in your estate and financial plans.
On the following pages, we highlight some options—planned gifts—that are available to you. For example:
- A few feature income to you or your loved ones during retirement.
- Others offer tax benefits that can be realized now or in the future.
- Including a bequest to SeriousFun in your will is a simple way to make a lasting impact on future generations.
By including SeriousFun in your future plans, you will become part of Paul Newman’s legacy, and your generosity will ensure that children coping with illnesses will get to experience camp for years to come.
Won't you help us continue to make a difference—one smile at a time?