Les Dames d 'Escoffier


We are a philanthropic organization of women leaders in the fields of food, fine beverage and hospitality. The by-invitation membership, composed of over 2,400 members in 42 chapters in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France and Mexico, is highly diversified and reflects the multifaceted fields of contemporary gastronomy and hospitality.

LDEI Announces Planned Giving Program

The LDEI board is pleased to announce our new Planned Giving Program in response to requests from some of our dames for additional options to support the organization.

The stock donation program allows for donation of stocks, bonds or mutual funds directly to Les Dames d’Escoffier International.  It is a simple process that allows you to donate appreciated assets and receive a tax deduction for the fair market value on the day of the transfer while avoiding the capital gains tax from the sale of a security.

These advantages are based on current tax laws, which are always subject to change.  We believe it is a great opportunity, and we encourage you to consult your tax advisor for advice based on your individual situation.  There are some simple forms on the members only portion of www.ldei.org with more details on how to execute the transfer. Click here for the full packet. 

Les Dames d’Escoffier also welcomes gifts from your will or trust if you wish.  This type of planned giving allows you to maintain control of your assets and modify your gift to address changing circumstances as you wish.  These types of gifts support the mission of Les Dames d’Escoffier for generations to come.

Please visit our website or feel free to contact Sharon Olson, sharon@culinaryvisions.org or 312-280-4573.


Posted Last December 19, 2017
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