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April 29, 2017
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Woodbury Room
Jones Library
43 Amity Street

Amherst, MA 01002

Money Smart Week
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Creating a Charitable Legacy - a Money Smart Week program

Saturday, April 29, 2017

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Join Attorney Seunghee Cha, from Bulkley, Richardson, and Gelinas, and the Community Foundation's Vice President for Philanthropic Services Ellen Leuchs for a joint presentation on ways you can give through estate planning and how the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts can help you support your favorite causes in our community, including the Jones Library!

About the speakers:
Seunghee Cha is a member of the firm’s Trusts and Estates Department. In her comprehensive estate planning practice Seunghee assists individuals and families from all walks of life in areas including general estate planning; special-needs planning for individuals living with intellectual, developmental, and age-related disabilities; guardianship, conservatorship and alternatives; estate settlement; and trust administration. Her special-needs planning services include advising on publicly-funded benefits, establishing and funding special-needs trusts, advising on the selection of trustees and trust-administration services, and representing trustees, trust advisors and beneficiaries. Seunghee also advises family-law attorneys regarding options for alimony, child support, and division of assets involving spouses and children with disabilities and advises personal-injury attorneys in determining the best settlement options for plaintiffs with mental incapacity or other disabilities, including evaluation of eligibility for and preservation of public benefits. Seunghee serves on the board of directors of the Center for Human Development, The Loomis Communities, and The United Arc. She is a frequent speaker on special needs planning, estate planning, and related issues.

Ellen Leuchs has held a variety of positions in the nonprofit sector, both in programs and, more extensively, in development and fundraising. She has worked in an array of settings, including institutions of higher education, the country’s largest victim assistance agency, community-based service and advocacy programs, and a national policy organization. Her range of experience led her to develop a successful consulting career over the last decade through which she has helped organizations throughout the Pioneer Valley as well as Boston and Vermont strengthen their fundraising programs and achieve their goals. Ellen has guided many successful local multi-million dollar capital campaigns, including the Amherst Survival Center, the Northampton Survival Center, the Hitchcock Center for the Environment, and the current campaign for the John P. Musante Health Center in Amherst. Ellen is a graduate of Columbia College, Columbia University. She is a native of Berkshire County (Monterey), lived in New York City for a dozen years and has been in the Pioneer Valley (Sunderland) for the last 20 with her wife and their two children.

About Money Smart Week:
Created by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago in 2002, Money Smart Week® is a public awareness campaign designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances. This is achieved through the collaboration and coordinated effort of thousands of organizations across the country including businesses, financial institutions, schools, libraries, not-for-profits, government agencies and the media. Programming is offered to all demographics and income levels and covers all facets of personal finance.