Legacy Giving

Legacy Giving: What Are Your Options?

While we often think first of “in-the-moment” donations online, by check, or at an event, legacy giving (also known as planned giving) can be a way to make an even greater and lasting impact. There are several options for legacy gifts that create and sustain a community of services, skills, and support for people with vision loss.

For more details on the ins and outs of these options, visit PlannedGiving.com: Types of Planned Gifts.

Plan Your Gift Today

  • Bequest: Among the simplest and most generous ways to give, a bequest is a gift made through a will or living trust.
  • Retirement Assets: You can arrange to donate a percentage of your 401(k), IRA, and other retirement assets to Vision Loss Resources.
  • Account Beneficiary Designation: Consider strengthening our mission by designating us as an account beneficiary recipient.
  • Securities: Giving appreciated securities might help you minimize your tax burden or make a larger contribution.
  • IRA Qualified Charitable Distributions: A giving opportunity for those over 70 1/2. Federal legislation allows you to give from your IRA directly to a public charity.
  • Endowed Gift: Your legacy for future generations.
  • Life Insurance: If life insurance’s original purposes have been achieved, consider re-employing it to power our mission.

To talk through your options and next steps, please contact Iris Key at (612) 843-3425 or iris@vlrw.org.