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Legacy Circle

The Legacy Circle recognizes individuals and families who have designated a gift to the Foundation through their estate planning. This includes gifts through wills and bequests, revocable living trusts, and retirement assets or real estate. A planned Legacy Circle gift helps to ensure the continued success of El Camino College students. If you have included the El Camino College Foundation in your will, please make sure to inform the Foundation office. 

Thank you to the following Legacy Circle supporters whose commitment to education will live on for years to come!

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 Ruth Abeyta  Frances Ford  A.Y., Joyce, and Jim Olds
 Peggy and Wayne Bemis     Robert Guest  Ana and Antonio Rangel
 Kathy Benz  Mary Haag  S.S. Russin III Living Trust
 Lynne and Rene Bergero  Joe Holliday  Paris Salido
 Raymond Billig  Arturo Irizarry  John Schmidt
 Eva Brown  Pati Johnson  Terri Schulman
 James Campbell  Don Kaylor  Mary Semeraro 
 Rudolph Charles  Norma Kayser  Wilson Tressel
 Woodward Dunlop  Pat and Jerry Kinnan    Maxine Trevethen
 Englebarts Estate  Leon Leonardo  Stanley Wilson
   Elizabeth Noble  


Ways of Giving

Outright Gifts

You can support the work of the Foundation with a gift of cash or securities (stocks or bonds), real estate or other personal assets.

Charitable Gift Annuity

A charitable gift annuity is an extraordinary way to make a gift, increase your income and slice your tax bill – all in one transaction! Our charitable gift annuity program was created as a service to our many friends who have expressed a desire to make a gift of significance, while still retaining income from the gift property during their lives.

A charitable gift annuity is a contract in which you exchange a gift of cash or securities for a fixed income each year for the rest of your life (or for the lives of two people). Your gift annuity offers five distinct advantages:

  • Income for Life – at attractive payout rates for one or two lives
  • Tax Deductible Savings – a large part of what you transfer is a deductible charitable gift
  • Tax-Free Payout – a large part of your annual payment is tax-free return of principal
  • Capital Gains Tax Savings – when you contribute securities for a gift annuity, you minimize any taxes on your “paper profit"
  • Personal Satisfaction – from making a gift of lasting significance

You can choose how frequently payments will be made – quarterly, semiannually, annually; single-life or two-life annuity; cash or securities to fund your gift. Cash gifts allow maximum tax-free payments; gifts of securities allow you to minimize capital gains taxes.

Bequest Through Will or Living Trust

A bequest to the Foundation can be for a specific amount, a percentage of your estate, real estate or property, or what will be left after you have provided for your survivors and can be designated for a specific program or Division, such as textbooks, scholarships, Fine Arts or Sciences.

Charitable Remainder Trusts (Annuity and Unitrusts)

Cash, securities or real estate are transferred to a trust which pays you joint-or single-lifetime income. You select the rate of return, set a fixed or variable annual payment, avoid capital gains taxes and receive an additional tax deduction.


An endowment is a gift of financial resources that provides a stable base for funding. Endowments ensure that your contribution supports not only our current students, but also the next generation of students.

Interested in joining the Legacy Circle? Please contact Andrea Sala, Executive Director at asala@elcamino.edu.