Ways of Giving
Thanks for Caring.
Your gift, no matter its size, will go a long way to help your family members, friends and neighbors remain independent when challenged by a visual impairment or blindness. You may direct your gift to support client transportation, low vision services, orientation and mobility, youth and adult activities, assistive technology or volunteer services.
There are a number of ways you can support the important work of Future In Sight. You may choose to make a gift to The Emma Coolidge Weston Fund – named in tribute to our founder – a gift in tribute or memory of a loved one, or a gift for a special project or program that touches you personally. You can even turn your old vehicle into a gift!
If you are thinking a giving a gift that carries your values beyond your lifetime, we would be honored to talk with you about charitable gift planning and how bequests make a lasting impact on our ability to fulfill our mission. Please contact Jane Driscoll at (603) 565-2427.
The Emma Coolidge Weston Fund
Our Annual Fund, known as The Emma Coolidge Weston Fund, named after our founder, is a critical source of funding for our services. Your gift to The Emma Coolidge Weston Fund allows us to serve our neighbors with vision loss who need our help, without consideration of their ability to pay. These gifts can be made on line by using a credit card or you can mail a check to Future In Sight at 25 Walker Street, Concord, NH 03301.
Also, Partners in Sight is a special giving program within The Emma Coolidge Weston Fund for donors who wish to make monthly donations to Future In Sight. This is a great opportunity for someone who would like to spread out their giving throughout the year. You have the choice of making payments by check or online. If you would like more information about becoming a member contact Jane Driscoll, VP of Development & Communications at (603) 565-2427 or by e-mail at email@example.com
Thank you for considering a gift that helps people who are blind or vision-impaired.
Please make your donation checks payable to Future In Sight. To make a gift using your credit card, please visit our on-line donation page.
A Planned Gift
“I can’t imagine what it would be like to be blind or severely visually impaired.” “It is a great joy to me, knowing that the work of the Agency will continue long after my volunteer days.” – Persis Gow, Volunteer & McGreal Society Member
Making a charitable gift is a great way to thank Future In Sight for making New Hampshire a better place to live. The Agency has touched the lives of so many, leaving a lasting impact upon thousands of blind and visually impaired individuals and their families over the last 105 years.
You too can make a difference in the lives that follow by making a contribution from your estate through a bequest or other planned gift such as a life income gift, a gift of life insurance or other retirement assets or gifts of real estate.
If you would like more information about charitable gift planning please contact Jane Driscoll, VP Development & Communications at at (603) 565-2427.
A bequest in your Will or provision in your Trust directing a gift to Future In Sight provides you with an opportunity to create a lasting legacy.
Many people have included Future In Sight in their estate plan, either through a Will, Trust, Life Insurance Policy, IRA, etc. or made a life income gift, like a Charitable Gift Annuity.
By making a charitable planned gift to Future In Sight you can become a member of the McGreal Society. The McGreal Society was named for William and Elizabeth Yates McGreal who each had a long history of service to the Agency.
Your will or estate plan can designate gifts of cash, real property or retirement plan assets to be made in one of several ways:
- Specific bequest: a gift of a specific amount or piece of property.
Example: “I give $5,000 or my XYZ common stock to Future In Sight, a non profit corporation, for its general corporate purposes.”
- Residuary bequest: a percentage of or the remainder of your estate.
Gifts that Return an Income for Life
There are a number of ways for you to create a charitable gift, using appreciated stock or other assets, which return an income to you and usually to one other person. Charitable gift annuities are suitable for gifts of $5,000 or more. Charitable Remainder Trusts are an option for larger gifts.
- A Charitable Gift Annuity may help you increase your spendable income; provide a fixed, steady income; gain an immediate charitable income tax
Example: “I give, devise and bequeath, all the rest, residue and remainder of my property, however acquired and wherever situated to Future In Sight.”
- Contingent bequest: a gift taking effect only if something does or does not happen, e.g. another beneficiary does not survive you.
Example: “In the event my Aunt Mary Jones should not survive me, I give my father’s silver and coin collection to Future In Sight.”
How to Name Future In Sight in a Will or Trust
The following is suggested for language for including us in a legal document, such as your Will or Trust:
“Future In Sight, a nonprofit corporation, organized and existing under the laws of the State of New Hampshire, and with its principal business address as 25 Walker Street, Concord, New Hampshire 03301.”
Gifts of Life Insurance, IRAs and Other Retirement Assets
It is easy to name Future In Sight as the beneficiary, or one of the beneficiaries, of your life insurance policy or any one of your retirement plans. By making a charitable gift in this manner, you may avoid estate and income taxes while creating a lasting legacy.
Just as you should periodically review your Will and Estate Plan, you should also periodically review the beneficiary designations on any life insurance, IRA, 401(k) or other retirement plan you own (or over which you have a power of appointment given to you by someone else).
You may even consider gifting an “obsolete” insurance policy by naming the Future In Sight as the owner. You will be entitled to an income tax deduction that is usually equivalent to the paid up value or replacement value of the policy.
Simply contact the administrator of your plan and ask for a Change of Beneficiary form. You may even be able to find one on their web site.
Giving Real Estate, whether undeveloped, residential or commercial, provides you with another method to make a tax-advantaged gift. If your real estate has grown in value, it may be a perfect asset to fund a charitable remainder trust. It is possible to continue the use of your home or property during your lifetime, while receiving the benefit of an immediate charitable tax deduction.
There are a number of ways to volunteer and support clients of Future In Sight. For details and information about how to get started, please visit the Become a Volunteer page.
In Honor of Someone Special to You
You can pay tribute to a loved one or memorialize a friend or family member by making a gift to Future In Sight. Your donation can be made online by using a credit card or by calling the Development Department at (603) 565-2424 to process your credit card over the phone. You can also send a check to Future In Sight, 25 Walker Street, Concord, NH 03301. Families receive acknowledgements of all memorial gifts. Remember, large or small, your gift is important and will help the visually impaired.
You can make a one time donation or a monthly recurring donation.
Please visit the Make a Donation page for details.
Mail in a Donation
Thank you for your interest in supporting Future In Sight. It doesn’t matter how large or small your contribution is, it will go a long way in helping your family members, friends, and neighbors remain independent when challenged by a visual impairment or blindness. To mail your donation, please use our online Donation Form and select “Mail in a Check”. If you have any questions regarding this form, please call our Development Team at (603) 565-2427.
At Future In Sight, volunteers have long been instrumental in our ability to fulfill our mission. As the needs of men, women, children and teens who are blind or visually impaired evolve, there have always been people who say, “Yes. I can do that. I can help.” That...
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