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November 6, 2019   |   By The New York Community Trust
Why I’ve left a permanent gift to help my city
Lita and Wally Elvers.

Lita and Wally Elvers. Photo by Ari Mintz

First Person | Lita Elvers

“I’ve lived in different New York neighborhoods most of my life, from Jackson Heights, Queens, to Greenwich Village, where I am now. It’s a big city, but I like the little communities that bring people together, like the chess players in Washington Square Park or the people from all walks of life that I know at my senior center.

My late husband, Wally, and I made great friends volunteering at the American Museum of Natural History. We’ve always enjoyed being a part of the action.

Looking to the future, I worry. I wonder if my children, but especially my grandchildren, will be able to enjoy the good things I’ve had. It’s a comfort to know I’ve put The Trust in my will to preserve what I love about this city.

I know that at The Trust I get the most bang for my buck, and my gift will be well managed by people who know what they’re doing. As a member of their Legacy Society, I look forward to meeting like-minded people who believe as much as I do in the power of community.”

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If you’ve already included The New York Community Trust in your will or estate plans, we want to honor you in our Legacy Society. Contact Marie D’Costa at (212) 686-2461 or md@nyct-cfi.org to let us know or to join us.

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